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WHAT is the Electoral Commission of Queensland using to count votes in the local elections?

An abacus?

If so they’re also sharing it between divisions.

Regardless of what they’re using, the process is proving excruciatingly slow.

The unofficial count for Divisions 1 and 5 is still at about 80 per cent.

A week ago the count for Division 1 was at 75 per cent. What are ECQ’s KPIs?

There’s been a sort of, sort of not concession for Division 1 - if you count a Facebook post - but that doesn’t quite cut it.

While Division 5 appears ever so slightly to be heading in the incumbent’s favour, you’d be brave to call that one anytime soon.

Come on ECQ, get snappy so we can all move on. (Story p4)

The uncertainty of the final makeup of council in combination with the certainty of a new mayor and divisional councillors could easily impact on the council’s project pipeline.

Mitch Gaynor

A long campaign, caretaker period and now a second week of uncertainty are hardly going to fill ratepayers - who are helping fund a $1bn budget - with much confidence.

Incoming councillors will want to ensure they are across their briefs as they build their corporate knowledge and confidence. Challenging times lie ahead but for now can we please just lock in the winners.


I’m always grateful for the contribution of readers to our You Said It page.

It is regularly full (this week is no exception) and covers broad topics from local development to the NRL and climate change along with international issues such as the Gaza conflict.

While some opinions challenge readers that’s what they tend to do.

Please keep it coming - it’s a sign of a healthy democracy, readership and newspaper.

If we have not published a letter it’s only because I’ve misplaced it.

So reach out if that’s the case.

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In other stories this week we send a big congrats to Dana Coolwell who showed his class and dominance with a commanding unanimous points decision on the coast on Saturday night.

We were there for the fight and got the chance to speak to Dana.

He’s the real deal and we look forward to what the future holds (story p36).

It’s hard to believe first term is nearly done.

The good news, for us at least, is that we are taking our traditional break.

We won’t be printing next week but will be publishing stories online before returning to print on April 9.

Luckily we’re sending this bumper issue your way.

Check out our Easter feature for a bunch of holiday ideas if you’re hanging around the hinterland.

If you’re hitting the road, then you’re also in luck with our Motoring feature.

Enjoy the break!

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Hopping good time

HOP on down to Beerwah State School Oval on Easter

Saturday March 30, from 8am to 11am, for the Woodlands Community Easter Show.

Come along to enjoy a free, fun-filled family friendly morning packed with a variety of Easter -themed activities to entertain everyone.

Now in it’s third year, the Beerwah Primary P&C Association looks forward to welcoming the local community.

There will be a live radio broadcast from 91.9SEA FM, the Lions Club will be cooking on the BBQ, and a coffee van will be available along with a food van on-site.

Kids of all ages will love the petting zoo, traditional games (please register for free online at trybooking. com/COYRN) as well as a craft tent, balloon modeller, market stalls, bake sale, plant sale, community groups, and, of course, the

main attraction: the egg hunt!

This year, for the first time, Masterpiece Dance will be performing some of their routines and there will also be a sideshow alley to win some cool prizes. There is a major raffle to enter, tickets on sale at the event, or from the school prior. Parking is limited at the school so arrange to walk, cycle, carpool or arrive early!

See page 16 for more Easter fun.

New fire bill causes angst

Rural fire association cautious of changes

THE Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland (RFBAQ) say they have been left out of the loop in the drafting of new legislation that will see an overhaul of Queensland’s fire and emergency services.

RFBAQ president, Ian Pike, said the association had been given less than a week to respond to the new legislative changes introduced on March 7.

He said the RFBAQ had been left in the dark over the proposed reforms, saying the amendments were causing angst among brigades.

“The outcome will be that the Rural Fire volunteers are not going to be happy,” he said.

“We are hearing that members are going to park up their trucks and walk away.

“They believe they have lost the respect of the powers to be, as they’ve been left out of the conversation.”

In its submission, the RFBAQ rejected several proposed legislation changes to the Fire and Emergency Sevices Act 1990.

Those include concerns around autonomy of rural fire brigades and assets, incident response protocol, extended commissioner powers and a perceived bias away from volunteer firefighters.

The new bill, will see QFES transition to a new entity - the Queensland Fire Department, with the Rural Fire Service Queensland and Queensland Fire and Rescue as separate and dedicated fire services within the QFD.

The changes follow an independent review of QFES which recommended a suite of departmental reforms including Emergency Services moving under the control of the Queensland Police Service.

In their submission, the RFBAQ called for all amendments to be dismissed ahead of a full legislative rewrite after the state election in October.

Fire Minister, Nikki Boyd, has reassured rural fire brigades that local funds and assets would stay local following legislative change currently being considered through a committee process.

“This Bill contains

amendments that will set up the structures for QFD, RFSQ and QFR, support accountability and management of the services and Rural Fire Brigades, and ensure there are legal protections for fire volunteers,” Minister Boyd said.

Craig Young, Group Officer of the Caloundra Rural Fire Brigade Group which includes seven local brigades, including Landsborough, Beerwah, Maleny and Glass House Mountains, said day-to-day operations would largely not be affected by the proposed reforms.

He said there had been a lot of concern raised, particularly by the RFBAQ however he understood many of the concerns to be unfounded.

“There is no doubt the draft legislation can be seen as a little ambiguous, however at a local perspective we don’t share all the same concerns raised by the RFBAQ and we don’t believe the changes will have a detrimental effect on our operations,” he said.

“We see many positives for the Rural Fire Brigades.”

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Get ready for an ‘Eggcellent’ Easter show at Beerwah State School

Slow counting too close to call

ECQ under microscope over election day debacle

QUEUING, ballot paper shortages and other related election day issues will be examined in an expanded in-depth external review of the Electoral Commission Queensland.

The announcement follows a frustrating election day experience for many voters on March 16.

“We have heard from some of our Queensland communities that voting in this year’s local government and by-elections was far from ideal,” Premier Steven Miles said.

“I look forward to seeing the outcomes of the external review.”


Yvette D’Ath said: “It is my expectation that this review will identify areas for

review of staffing levels, to ensure the ECQ improves the voting experience for voters.”

The review comes as counting across 10 Sunshine Coast divisions continues at a snail’s pace with only one declared winner as of Monday (March 25).

Division 1 candidate

Jenny Broderick is leading Kristy Taylor-Rose by a healthy margin, amassing 11,296 votes (54 per cent) to Ms Taylor-Rose’s 7,719 (37 per cent).

Stan Nawrocki has secured 1,833 votes (7 per cent).

While Mr Nawrocki is preferencing Ms TaylorRose, it does not appear enough to catch Ms Broderick.

though the result is not what I/we wanted, I can’t believe how well I actually did in the count and pleased it wasn’t a landslide.”

“I hope whoever is elected actually looks after Aura and be good to hear what policies they have for us here and doesn’t ignore us when we become to big and it divides the division.”

Division 5 appears a much closer race, with incumbent Winston Johnston and Greens candidate Tracy Burton battling it out.

As of March 25, 83 per cent of the division’s unofficial counting had been tallied with Mr Johnston (7,963 votes or 37.45 per cent) just ahead of Ms Burton (7,590 votes or 35.82 per cent).

Independent, Richard Bruinsma (5,665 or 25.7 per cent), is understood to be preferencing Mr Johnston.

Ms Burton thanked her supporters and said it was a matter of seeing the outcome of “mysterious” preferences, noting many people did not take how to vote cards into booths.

“It was a massive campaign we ran, to try to bring positive change to the hinterland, and more action!” Ms Burton wrote on Facebook.

Mirvac flys into the rescue Mirvac into the rescue

MIRVAC employees weathered the rain at the local Pelican and Sea Bird Rescue, Twinnies, for the organisation’s National Community Day.

The team came out to lend a helping hand on March 21, as well as Mirvac teams across the country assisting community groups or charities.

With a bit of grit and a many litres of bright blue paint, volunteers were able to make mind-blowing progress on a new aviary.

The Mirvac team from the Kawana Shopping World embarked on a day of mulching cleaning and more.

“We are doing anything the Twinnies need that we

can physically do in one day,” Mirvac maintenance coordinator Mathew Fergison said.

“We try to get as much donations as we can from our contractors and suppliers to help out.

“We had a heap of sand dropped off and we got skips dropped off too.”

Why did Mirvac choose the Twinnies? Mathew said it was a “no brainer”.

“We came and checked the place out, saw that they needed help,” he said.

“That was an easy choice, they’re a big part of their community up here.”

The Twinnies contribution to the well-fair of our airborne wildlife is one for the ages.

After twenty years, the rescue centre deserves a day dedicated to revitalizing their bird’s beloved home.

The Twinnies’ mother, Helen, expressed her immense gratitude.

“I’m really thrilled, because it would take another two or three months for me to finish that,” she said.

“It’s all for the Twinnies, they do such a good job and they just really love the birds.

“If people want to belief in the heavens above, then so be it. I think that they were put on this earth to do what they are doing.”

Volunteers, blue paint and, of course, birds; what an incredible day!

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NBN outages in Peachester

Days-long outages lasted for two weeks

RESIDENTS in Peachester have been forced to suffer through weeks of landline and internet outages thanks to ongoing NBN outages.

The telco was undertaking upgrades, but despite informing residents there would be minimal delays, those outages extended for 14 days.

Peachester local Neville Casey said his phone and internet weren’t working and he had no back-up communications.

“The internet and my phone system which goes through the NBN was out for the last two weeks,” he said.

“I don’t know what the situation was, some people have a mobile phone backup which means if the NBN goes down, they’ll go onto a system, well my system has no back up, if it goes down, it goes down.”

He said he knew of others across Peachester who had the same experience.

“It’s not just me, there’s other people who I know who were having problems too, my NBN tower is just up the road in Peachester,” he said.

tower, experienced the same outages through his network,” said Neville.

Although residents were receiving text message alerts from NBN notifying them of how long outages will last, many went over the predicted outage time.

be back until March 8. That doesn’t mean that it was going to be back online.”

Ironically, the text message include a link for residents to go to if they are experiencing major delays, which of course won’t work for them at home as they don’t have internet.

“My other friend who gets his NBN from the Bald Knob

“On March 1 I was told my NBN would be back on at 7pm, and the next message on March 2 said it wouldn’t

Neville said a lot of elderly people live in Peachester, who don’t have access to a mobile phone, leaving them completely isolated, particularly if they need to call emergency services.

GC&M News reached out to NBN for comment, and a spokesperson said that upgrades were now complete, and apologised for any inconvenience.

“We take all reasonable efforts to minimise service interruptions; however, planned outages may impact homes and businesses and their ability to access their NBN connection while work takes place,” the NBN spokesperson said.

“We are sorry for interruptions to services, but hope customers will notice an improvement to their internet connections following these works.”


Charlie stands tall at stands

IN just his first year of professional competing, Beerwah High School year 7 student Charlie Turner has won the silver medal at the National Muay Thai tournament.

Charlie also recently won the Queensland Muay Thai title, which was also his first competitive fight. He said he is quite happy with his achievements in the sport, and how the confidence he has gained will one day help him become a pilot.

“I remember before I did Muay Thai I was really shy and I didn’t really want to be around anyone I didn’t know well, but now

I’m able to step out of my comfort zone and really enjoy life,” Charlie said.

“I did my first fight last

year, it was really good to win at a state and national level, to know that my hard work and training paid off and was worth it.”

The 11-year-old has done Muay Thai for six years now, and has been training out of the Sunshine Coast Thai Boxing Centre for the past two years, where former Beerwah High student Moe Russ is one of his coaches. Moe has helped Charlie with improving his confidence through the sport, and how to stand up to bullies. “Moe has given me methods to be able to tell them to go away, not to mess with me and it’s worked really well,” he said.


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Farewell to creative visionary

Peter Lavery leaves wonderful legacy for Maleny’s arts community

MALENY didn’t know how lucky it was about to get when in 2011 Peter David Lavery closed the curtain on his Brisbane life for the ‘cooler’ reaches of the Blackall Range.

The retired Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Emeritus Professor was about to bring his creative vision and expertise - borne from decades of acting, teaching, directing and delivering top-class metropolitan productionsto the hinterland.

With boundless energy and positivity, Peter did just that.

During his time with the Maleny Arts Council from 2014, including six years as President from 2018, audiences were treated to many fine theatre productions, musicals, symphonies, jazz and classical events.

These would not have

been possible without Peter’s drive and peerless ability to enthuse, persuade and contribute.

As a member of the Maleny Community Centre Committee and Maleny Arts Council Committee, Peter had a knack for making things happen.

He was equally at home negotiating with production companies and artists as he was as a hall volunteer stacking chairs and working at the bar.

His sudden death on March 7 was a shock to the community.

Maleny Arts Council VicePresident, Claire Booth, said Peter was not only a friend, but a wonderful advocate for arts in the hinterland.

“He knew that culture was a vital thread to connect people and communities and that this mattered equally in a small town as it did in the city,” Claire said.

“Peter was a lovely, gentle


He was terrific to work with - considered, positive and futurefocussed.

“Maleny will be forever grateful for his contribution and the artistic sensibility he brought to our community.”

Well before throwing himself into his Maleny ‘retirement’, Peter had established himself as a passionate advocate for the Queensland arts sector.

Following studies in the United Kingdom, Peter returned to Australia to establish his theatre and academic career.

His very successful academic life at QUT spanned more than 30 years.

As head of both the Drama Department and the Academy of Arts, he was responsible for the development and

programming of many of QUT’s cultural assets including Art Galleries, Theatres, Old Government House, and the high-spec digital media spaces in the Creative Industries Precinct and The Cube.

Peter was also centrally involved with the planning and design of the first stage of the Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove.

Appointed as Director of QUT Precincts in 2003 he oversaw the redevelopment of previously siloed cultural venues to create a vital creative hub focussed on education and public engagement.

Peter will be deeply missed by his wife Jacqueline, his children, grandchildren and extended family, as well as his vast array of friends, colleagues and past students across Australia and overseas.

Landsborough Museum calls for memorabilia

THE Landsborough School of Arts Memorial Hall is this year celebrating 100 years.

The committee is seeking any memorabilia that can be incorporated into a display, be it photos, video or a fond memory you would like to share.

To assist collating the material, The Landsborough Museum will be available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10am to 2pm.

You can call in and they will scan any memorabilia that you would like to contribute. Copies of your documents will be

added to an important collection of the history of Landsborough. Alternatively, you may like to donate such memorabilia and these can be dropped off at A1 Hair 27 Caloundra Street, Landsborough,

Call for volunteer to help with MDSRC newsletter

THE Maleny District Sports and Recreation Club is searching for someone to help produce the organisation’s weekly newsletter.

Former secretary, Gail Denver, had a very strong connection with a great cross section of our community and extensive experience in the digital and print media world. The weekly newsletter was her creation and was her ongoing voluntary contribution to the MDSRC staying connected with the events of the club’s various sport and recreational activities on the Range.

Sadly with her passing the MDSRC is searching for someone to fill that role.

If there is a member of the community out there with the ability and the passion to help create and publish the newsletter, MDSRC would be delighted to hear from you.

Please contact malenysportspark@ gmail.com to start the conversation.

The MDSRC is holding its annual general meeting on April 18 at the clubhouse at 5.30pm. Positions vacant include president, vice president, treasury and secretary. P34 for details.

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Cheers to Glasshouse Country View Club

Mixed emotions as members call time after 20 years

By Sonia Isaacs

AFTER almost 21 years, the delightful ladies of the Glasshouse Country View club have called it a day.

Around 20 members gathered for a final celebratory lunch at the Glasshouse Country RSL sub branch on Wednesday March 20, where the group reminisced about the highlights and social gatherings enjoyed over the years.

Zone Councillor Vonda Cannock shared the impressive final fundraising figure of $81,855, which the members had raised over the last 20 years in support

of the Smith Family Charity.

Vonda gave a heartfelt and appreciative speech thanking the tireless efforts of the committee members, and club president, Sandra Harding, acknowledged the mixed emotions of hosting the final club gathering.

Launching in June 2003, at the then Beerwah RSL Club, the social and fundraising group started with 30 original members, nine of whom were still members at its close.

The club lunch venue moved to Glasshouse Sports Club in 2004 where many lunches and parties and social events were held

for many years until the restrictions of COVID in 2020. During these years, the club flourished, with member numbers regularly sitting at 50 and well attended functions easily doubling these numbers in guest attendance.

During this time, Margaret Donoghoe was an instrumental part of running the club, holding the Presidency from 2004 and continuing in this role or otherwise serving on the committee for the best part of 15 years.

Current committee member Janet Kitchin said post-COVID, the club had

Charity and Learning for Life

Program. In May 2008, the local View Club were able to take on their own student, and the club supported five disadvantaged students in the community until 2023.

Over the last year, the club has dropped support back to four students, and although the club has now wound up, these students will continue to be supported for another year.

unfortunately struggled to form a committee.

“We have not been able to attract many new members to the club of late; some members have moved away or found themselves otherwise committed with family and unable to continue with the club. Sadly too, some have passed,” Janet said.

The club’s oldest member, Val Burrell, died in January 2016, a few months short of her 100th birthday.

Every month the club organised an outing and lunch (most with a guest speaker) and at each gathering funds were

As well as raising funds for the Smith Family Charity, the ladies also collected items of stationary throughout the year to be distributed for needy students in the local community. Maudeen Craigy made hundreds of library bags for this initiative.

The club had a reputation for friendliness and rollicking fun parties, which brought additional guests including many from other View Clubs.

Member De Burrows regularly ran bus trips to the Brisbane warehouses, which were very popular, and the club also held several fashion parades. Members would open their homes for functions and fundraising

mornings and high teas.

Over the years the club has hosted many special gatherings, including a beach party, winter wonderland, ‘Baubles Bangles & Beads’, high morning tea, ‘Making a Spectacle’ - to name a few.

Outings were also a lot of fun including days out on the Mary Valley Rattler, trips to the Silent Movie Theatre in Pomona, walking in the Glasshouse Mountains, the Caboolture Historic Village, the lighthouse at Caloundra, community arts centre at Bribie Island, Brisbane’s Roma Park, picnics and games mornings in the parks, fish and chips by the beach, sausage sizzles, visits to the local recycle centre - just to name a few.

Some of the ladies will now look to join other View Clubs within the Zone or local social clubs. It has been apparent that many great friendships have formed through the club and many happy occasions and memories shared. Appreciation was extended to everyone who contributed to the success of this club over the years.

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Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce want to be sure we are meeting the needs of business. To do this, we are constantly connecting with our local communities. You may have heard that we hosted a ‘Meet the Candidates’ event at Landsborough a few weeks ago which was very well attended and highlighted some useful insights into

scenery and tourist destinations, it is about the people who live in our amazing region, and our Chamber recognises and embraces that. This is one of the reasons why we initiate and organise such events as Meet the Candidates, as well as supporting events run by other entities, for example ‘Sconetime’.

This Chamber of Commerce is not only an advocate for local businesses, but we are also strongly community spirited. The Glasshouse Region is not just about

An upcoming initiative of the Chamber is a free information evening for residents and businesses to engage with disaster management team specialists on how we can better educate and protect our homes, businesses, and community, as well as recover from natural disasters. All of you will no doubt still remember res from a few months ago and the electrical blackouts following the Christmas storms. Subsequently, we discovered just how many residents weren’t prepared for these types of disasters. Hence, in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Council, and thanks to sponsorship from Top Nosh Meals, we will be hosting a FREE


information evening at the Beerwah Community Hall on Tuesday 26th March 2024 from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. More details are on our website and socials.

Recently we announced our 2024 sponsors at our monthly Business Before Hours breakfast at The Glassie. We are delighted to welcome partnership with these local businesses:

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• The Local Beerwah

• Mountainview Poultry

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• Hazelden Realty Team

If you would like more information on what the Glasshouse Country Chamber does, or if you would like to become a member, please jump on to our website www. glasshousecountrychamber. com.au or send an email to info@glasshousecountry chamber.com.au

Coast imagewear relocates

SPEAKING with GC&M News, Tracey Hallink from Coast Imagewear said the huge growth of her business and subsequent need for larger premises were the key drivers in the recent relocation from Beerwah to Landsborough.

“We have grown so much over the last few years that we just needed more space to spread out for our bigger orders, and to be more efficient in our production. We’ve also been able to add some more embroidery and printing machines to speed up production,” she said. One of the key aspects of the move involved the establishment of a much larger showroom. Ms Hallink said she found local customers still preferred

to browse fabrics and items in person before placing orders, and a larger showroom would enhance service delivery and customer experience. She said she had also recently made updates to the business website to offer a better online experience. Ms Hallink said some of the improvements to the website included greater capacity for customers to easily browse items and services online. She said with a growing national customer base, an accessible website was crucial.

Despite the expansion, Ms Hallink said she continued to be committed to serving both wholesale and retail customers, with the showroom remaining open to the public for

off-the-rack purchases of workwear and PPE.

“Our opening hours remain the same as the Beerwah shop (8.30am to 4.30 pm, with an early closure at 2pm on Fridays), but there are plans to extend operating hours in the coming weeks,” she said.

Ms Hallink said she was extremely grateful for all the local support received over the last few years.

“The shop local mentality in the Hinterland is well and truly alive and so very much appreciated,” Tracey said.

Ms Hallink welcomed all regulars and new customers to drop into their new premises at Unit 9/12 Kelly Court Landsborough. www. coastimagewear.com.au

The Easton at Maleny wins big

THE Easton at Maleny has been placed fourth in Stayz’s annual Holiday Home of the Year list, making it one of two holiday homes in Queensland

Wednesday March 20, where they named Robinsons Run in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales the top Holiday Home of the Year.

The theme which carried through for all the winning

each home offered, from magnesium salt pools to wine cellars.

The Easton at Maleny includes features such as an open-plan chef’s kitchen, wine cellar, a magnesium salt pool, sauna, fire pit and a deck with daybeds.

-grid luxury Hampton’s style holiday home, with a maximum of eight people allowed to stay at a time, and is located only a minute’s drive from the Maleny township.

The Lotus House in Hamilton Island was the other Queensland holiday home named on the Stayz kirra@gcnews.com.au

Beerwah Flowers and Gifts B an Phone, email or website OPEN FOR FLOWERS, PLANTS & GIFT PURCHASES Ph. 0417 946 755 40 Old Peachester Rd, Beerwah E: beerwahflowersandgifts415@gmail.com W: beerwahflowersandgifts.com.au www.coastimagewear.com.au Unit 9, 12 Kelly Court, Landsborough Phone 5306 4999 or 0447 453 555 sales@coastimagewear.com.au EMBROIDERY & PRINT Upcoming March events! Don’t forget to grab your tickets to RSVP via our website www.glasshousecountrychamber.com.au
of March Open to the Business & community residence Where: Beerwah Community Hall, 25 Peachester Road, Beerwah When: 5:30pm – 7:30pm WOMEN IN BIZ
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Tamara, Geoff and Richard at the ‘Meet the Candidates’ event Tracey Hallink (centre) with team members Amy Tredoux and Gemma Brown The Easton at Maleny

Plantation forest use survey

largest plantation forest grower, HQ Plantations, is seeking community input to better understand public access patterns and behaviours in QLD plantation forests.

As well as a survey, HQP is planning to run a twothree hour focus group on a weekend (to be advised) in Glass House Mountains to help develop a social media public safety campaign, with participants eligible to receive a $200 retail voucher.

HQP Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Stephanie Hunt, said the survey and focus group was being conducted to help improve worksite safety.

“We’ve created a survey to complete for people who visit or traverse plantation forests in Queensland. We also want to obtain more information about

Business is booming

New business boosts economic vitality in Hinterland towns

2024 is shaping up to be the year Beerwah booms with fresh, exciting businesses, bringing new life to our main streets and boosting confidence in the local economy.

There has been a fl new activity, with several new ventures throwing open their doors in Beerwah and Landsborough in 2024.

GC&M News spoke to several of the new business owners to gain further insight as to why they’ve chosen to set up shop locally.

The Spot owner Tara Coates opened a pot and planters business last year with her high school sweetheart Rhys. The couple share a passion for indoor and outdoor design and plants.

This year they have rebranded and moved from Beerwah to Landsborough, and Tara explained why they opened a shop in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

“We have grown amazingly in the short time of operating and we have our awesome community to thank for that: for getting behind us and supporting our small family business,” she said.

“Having new businesses starting in the area is great for all of us, bringing more people into the area to experience everything

Phil and Naomi relocated from Adelaide this year er falling in love with the Hinterland while visiting family in Mooloolah.

“We fell in love with the atmosphere and the community, and when we saw the gyms for sale upon returning to Adelaide, we could not stop thinking about being here, we were very drawn here,” Naomi

Realising the benefits of Beerwah, some other businesses are keen to remain, so they are relocating within the town.

That Little Dress Shop is moving from the Beerwah Marketplace to Coast Imagewear’s old shop on Simpson Street.

In the place of That Little Dress Shop, it is rumoured that a franchise real estate may be taking the new lease once it runs out for the

Tara and Rhys from The Spot Phil and Naomi from All in One Fitness

AND Out About

Film Festival a festive night

Good food, beverages and some excellent company ensured the launch event went off with a bang. The evening at the Maleny

between guests. Attendees stayed on to enjoy the opening night film Mon Crime (The Crime is Mine) ahead of a weekend of stellar cinema from around the world.

Aura and Harmony Program

Feedback from attendees was that this lm festival was a resounding success

What are we doing?

Unitywater, together with our construction partner McConnell Dowell, is building essential water and wastewater infrastructure for the growing Aura and Harmony communities on the Sunshine Coast. With a projected population of 69,000 residents in Aura by 2056 and 21,000 residents in Harmony by 2036, this work will be vital in meeting the future demands of the communities, ensuring their long-term sustainability and development.

Aura Water Project

Work has commenced on the Aura Water Project to build a new water reservoir on the western side of the Bruce Highway. Site preparation is also underway installing 12 kilometres of new water pipeline from the Ewen Maddock Water Treatment Plant to Aura in Caloundra South.

We’re continuing with site preparation works in specific locations along the alignment, where environmental approvals have been received. Members of the community who will be directly impacted have been notified and we are working closely with these residents and community organisations to manage any disruptions.

Where is it happening?

Site preparation activities and pipeline installation will be undertaken along the following road reserves:

Steve Irwin Way

Old Caloundra Road and Bellaboo Road

Hapgood Road

Mooloolah Valley Park - Soccer Field

How will this work affect you?

These works require heavy plant, trucks, light vehicles, and other construction machinery. Locals living nearby or people passing by may experience a moderate increase in noise while we complete these works. Local traffic impacts associated with the work, including closure of the road shoulder and speed restrictions, will be communicated ahead of time.

Need more information?

Please reach out to the project team if you have any concerns.

Program hotline: 0492 481 235

Email: A&Hcommunity@mcdgroup.com

Project overview: communityhub.unitywater.com/ aura-water-project

Delivery partner:

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Ewen Maddock Dam THE opening night festivities for the Maleny Film Festival saw a great turnout despite the wet and drizzly weather. James Davidson, Ron Lipinskas, Regine Deubner and Suzanne Cremen Les Bennett with Marianne Osborne Erica Hart and Claire Booth Rose Gould and Pauline Davies Linda Cogger, Kath Peacock and Allison Hepburn Sonia Isaacs, Ian Demack and Val France

Black Dog Ride’s huge turnout

BLACK Dog Ride’s tenth Sunshine Coast ride took place on March 17, leaving from the Beerwah Sportsground, with 213 riders and pillions in attendance raising roughly $12,500.

170 bikes rode together along the Hinterland track, which went through Glasshouse, Maleny, and back to Beerwah by the afternoon, where participants were met with lunch and a mental health talk.

Betty, Peter and Michael

organising the 1 Dayer ride event for the past few years, adding it was exciting to celebrate Sunshine Coast’s tenth Black Dog Ride.

“It’s been ten years, besides our break due to the pandemic, since the ride was started on the Coast, and this year we had about the same number of riders attend compared to last year,” she said.

“This is great considering the rainy weather on the day, so we are really happy with the turn out and how much money we raised.

provided, which included a number of positive messages to encourage riders embarking on this mental health ride.

“We also got donations from QCWA Beerwah, Glass house Country Men’s Shed and Ned Kelly’s Loaded food House and Kicker Coffee, so thank you to them,” she said.

If you would like to donate to the Black Dog Ride charity, visit https://

currently living on Bowen Road, and walks to the RSL to do his volunteer gardening, because he doesn’t have a car.

Glasshouse RSL Sub Branch president, Brian Machin, said he worked

with Erek Smith from Beerwah Bicycles, to organise an alternate form of transport, to make getting to and from the RSL easier.

“We wanted to see if Erek from Beerwah Bicycles could do anything, it’s just the RSL’s way to do something for the community,” he said. Russell said he was grateful to have the bike donated to him, making

it easier to travel around town.

“It feels good to have this bike donated to me, I was a bit overwhelmed at first,” he said. “The walk was a little bit inconvenient sometimes but it’ll be good to have the bike now.”

Erek said the second hand bike donated by Beerwah Bicycles has had a full service and has new cables and grips. kirra@gcnews.com.au

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THANKS to Spicers

Tamarind for hosting our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday the 12th of March, a tasty meal, good quick AGM (which is the best kind of AGM) and a great presentation by Simone Bright from Sunshine Coast Council, on their proposed Dark Sky Reserve, which may well be keeping us in the dark, but in a good way!

Thank you to Cr Winston Johnston for overseeing our nominations and elections, and I’m happy to announce that the Maleny Commerce Management Committee for 2024 sees the continuation of existing members Spencer Shaw (President), Adrian Anderson (Vice President), Doug Evans (Treasurer), Nicole Hilton (Secretary), Committee membersMelissa Chaddock, Fiona Emberton, Kim Herringe,

with Spencer Shaw Chamber President

Karen Shaw and in addition we are joined by new committee member, Rob Dodd. I’m really looking forward to working with this team and all our community, council and business partners in 2024.

Karen and I were also honoured to be inducted as life-time members of Maleny Commerce, for over a decade’s service to the organisation. This is a great honour for both of us and we are very grateful of this recognition. Rest assured were not planning on resting on the laurels and will be working as hard as ever for our community!

Other great news this month is that nominations will be opening for the Glassies, a celebration of Small Business in the Glasshouse Electorate and sponsored by Andrew Powell MP and the

Chambers of Commerce throughout the electorate. Nominations commence on the 22nd March and will continue until the 8th April. Support local businesses, especially in this case, Maleny and District businesses!

Back to the Dark Sky Reserve, Sunshine Coast Council is currently in the community engagement phase of this proposal, more information on this can be found on their website at https:// www.sunshinecoast.qld. gov.au/environment/ sustainability-and-climatechange/establishing-aproposed-sunshine-coastdark-sky-reserve. This initiative is a win, win, win on so many levels, with benefits to health, energy use, tourism, technological innovation and wildlife.



Recycling Prescription Glasses

With Waste Action Maleny

DON’T throw away your old glasses, recycle them through the Lions ‘Recycle for Sight’ program. This is a great initiative to help restore sight to others within Australia and overseas. Specsavers and many other optometrists and community groups collect glasses for Recycle for Sight. Not sure where your local collection points are?

Keep up the good business Maleny. facebook.com/glasshousecountrynews

Email Secretary Nicolee Brown at: SecretaryR4S@ lions.org.au. You can also mail glasses (in bubble wrap or padded bag) free of charge to: Reply Paid 3021 Lions Recycle for Sight PO Box 3021



Before donating, remove glasses from their cases and ensure lenses aren’t scratched or frames damaged.

Your donation can make a huge difference to the lives of people who need glasses but can’t access them.

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A Dragon-Sized Adventure Awaits At The Ginger Factory!

FLY headfirst into the enchanting world of Zog, brought to life from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s captivating picture book. Featuring augmented reality and a luscious trail through the rainforest, it is sure to ignite the imaginations of the entire family.

seven days a week, ensuring the excitement never ends!

Take the adventure up a notch with the Zog activity packs available to purchase at the park. Packed with dragon wings, stickers, and activities, your little ones are in for infinite whimsical fun.

Picture this: friendly dragons, flying antics, and fire-breathing lessons – and that’s just the beginning of the dragon-sized fun! Roar, fly, and breathe fire as you embark on an unforgettable adventure with Zog, Princess Pearl, Sir Gadabout, and Madam Dragon. The best part? The trail experience is free and open

Don’t forget your camera because this quest comes with a side of selfies! With five magical markers on the outdoor trail, you can capture memories with your newfound dragon buddies.

And that’s not all! Dive into the holiday spirit with Zog book readings, engaging craft activities, and more.

For full information, visit: www.gingerfactory.com.au

Win Win Win!

GC&M NEWS has teamed up with Strike Bowling & Bar (Maroochydore) to run an exciting competition to give local families a chance to win a Mega Family Pass these school holidays. The epic prize is for a family of four to enjoy one game of bowling, one game of mini golf, plus pizza to share, valued at over $150!

It’s easy to enter the draw - simply visit the Glasshouse Country & Maleny News Facebook page and follow the instructions to “like” the post, tag a friend in the comments and tell us one fun thing you’re doing over the Easter holidays.

Download the ‘Zog, A Forest Adventure’ app on your smartphone and watch the characters come to life right before your eyes.

Entries close on Sunday 31st March. Winners will be drawn randomly and

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Keep the kids busy this school holidays and over Easter!


Coast artists in the Local Contemporary Art Prize 2024.

Vote for your favourite in the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by The Friends Regional Gallery and Geoff Lyons Solicitors, for a chance to win a gallery store voucher.

Plus, be inspired by the region’s budding artists in the Local Student Art Prize exhibition.

When: Friday March 22 –Friday 5 May. Open Tuesday to Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am – 2pm.

Where: Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra.

Make musical memories

Dance your way to the Mary Grigor Centre these

school holidays and see what music was like for the families that lived at Bankfoot House. Explore the exhibition House Music or dance to the foxtrot whilst the pianola plays. Don’t worry if you have two left feet – you can always make your own kazoo and hum along.

Free. No bookings required.

When: Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 3pm.

Where: Bankfoot House, 1998 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains.

Hop into history

Step back in time and explore the Landsborough Museum. During the holidays you can enjoy Easter for a little longer and follow the bunny trail.

Free. No bookings required.

When: From Wednesday April 3 to Sunday April 14. Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-3pm.

Where: Landsborough Museum, 4 Maleny Street, Landsborough.

Details: Visit Council’s


Discover how the rainforest thrives

Meet the Forest Fellowship in the Rainforest Discovery Centre at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. This exhibit is bursting with features for families to explore:

• make your own felt forest

• touch and feel different types of tree bark

• borrow a free Junior Ranger Kit

• zoom in on the Microeye

• discover the dark room

• read in the kids nook.

When: Open daily, 9.30am – 3.30pm.

Where: The Rainforest Discovery Centre at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, 148 Mountain View Road, Maleny.

Game on

Challenge your family and friends with a wide range of board games. Who will be the champion? Suitable for all ages.


• April 5 - all day

• April 11 - all day

• April 5 - all day


• April 3 - 10am - 12pm

• April 11 - 10am - 12pm

Volcanoes and velociraptors

Make your own dinosaur small world, complete with a Jurassic volcano. Use a collection of cardboard, cellophane, paper, foam and other assorted collage materials to bring your world to life. Volcanic eruption not included. Suitable for ages five and above.


• April 9 - 9.30 - 11:30am


• April 12 - 10am – 12pm


• April 9 - 9.30 - 11.30am

Adventure Sunshine Coast

Looking to get outdoors with the family these school holidays? For more than 250 walking, running, paddling, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding trails on the Sunshine Coast, visit Council’s Adventure Sunshine Coast website.

Easter holiday fun

START the school holidays with a bang!

Easter festivities are a chance to take a step back from work or school and reconnect with family and friends. With autumn winds and rainy weather comes a well-deserved break, an opportunity to sleep till noon and eat a tonne of chocolate.

The last thing any parent wants to do is drive to an overpriced Easter event with a handful of kids in the back seat screaming “are we there yet?”

Local community holiday events are the best of both worlds; free effortless Easter fun.

Leading up to Easter Sunday, on the morning of March 30 the Beerwah Primary P&C is hosting the Woodlands Community Easter Show, located at the Beerwah State School Oval, Old Gympie Rd.

Lifting community spirits with family-friendly activities including market stalls, children entertainment and the egg hunt. Register for free at trybooking.com.

Beerwah Hotel has announced their Easter Sunday Kids Party! From 12-2pm on 53 Beerwah Parade, competitions, egg hunts, and food specials will entertain chocolate-crazed children, while adults enjoy lunch and a drink at their trusted pub.

As we enter April, Landsborough Museum attempts to hold onto fleeting Easter spirits by inviting kids to get creative in a basket building workshop, followed by a hunt for eggs through the history enriched Museum, from April 1-16. Amidst this, Bankfoot House organised one final Easter egg hunt on April 5 from 10-11am.

Enjoy your Easter holiday!

BeerwahState School P&C Association Beerwah State School Oval Old Gympie Road Easter Saturday 30th March 8am - 11am Everyone Welcome Limited parking available onsite Stall spaces available, contact Carolyn 0404 581058 Save time & pre-register for the games at https://www.trybooking.com/COYRN Or scan the QR code to register Community Easter Show Proudly supported by our wonderful local businesses: Egg Hunt 91.9 SEA FM Games Raffle Markets BBQ Petting Zoo and more.... Free entry! THISADIS 100%PROUDLY How to enter Simply visit the Glasshouse Country & Maleny News Facebook page and follow the instructions: Competition closes Sunday 31st March. Winners notified on Wednesday 3rd April. Competition Time! WIN a MEGA FAMILY PASS to Strike Maroochydore For a family of 4 (worth over $150!) TWO vouchers up for grabs Includes: 1 game of Bowling 1 game of Mini Golf Pizza to share Competition closes Sunday y 31st March. Winners notified on Wednesday y 3rd April. Strike has a special school holiday offer for a family of 4 to bowl or putt for $48 PAGE 16 Glasshouse Country & Maleny News, Tuesday March 26, 2024 www.gcnews.com.au School holidays boredom busters WITH the Easter Bunny delivering the goods and the temperature beginning to cool, the autumn school holidays are the perfect time to get out and about on our Sunshine Coast. Arty family outing Take the chance to check out the 40 finalist works from Sunshine



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Choose a local repairer

Let Maleny Accident Repair Centre be your fi rst point of call

JUAN and his team at Maleny Accident Repair in Lawyer Street, Maleny have been helping locals with jobs from major insurance work to minor private repairs for four years now.

Juan and his team are on hand to offer free advice and whatever assistance you need to get back on the road as quickly as possible if you have an accident.

There are a few great reasons where Maleny Accident Repair Centre should be your first point of call.

Personalized Service: Maleny Accident Repair Centre will provide personalised service tailored to the needs of the local community. They understand the specific challenges and preferences of local drivers, ensuring that your repair experience is customised to meet your expectations. This personalised approach can lead to a more satisfying and stress-free repair process.

Faster Turnaround Time: Local repair centres often prioritise their customers’ needs and may offer quicker turnaround times compared to larger, chain repair shops.

With Maleny Accident Repair Centre, you may benefi faster service due to their familiarity with the local area, suppliers, and resources. This means you can get back on the road sooner and minimise disruptions to your daily routine.

Community Trust and Accountability: Maleny Accident Repair Centre has strong ties to the local community, which can foster a sense of trust and accountability. They have a reputation to uphold within the community and are more likely to go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction. Choosing a local repair centre like Maleny can give you peace of mind knowing that you’re entrusting your vehicle to a business with deep roots in the area and a commitment to providing reliable service.

What to do if you break down

Quality of Work: Maleny Accident Repair Centre provide superior quality workmanship compared to the insurer’s preferred repairer. This could be due to their expertise, experience, or use of highquality materials.

Customer Service: Maleny Accident Repair Centre offer better customer

service, such as clear communication, timely updates on the repair progress, and a willingness to address any concerns or questions you may have throughout the process.

Attention to Detail: They will pay more attention to detail, ensuring that your vehicle is repaired to the highest standards, which

will result in a better overall outcome and satisfaction for you as the customer.

Flexibility: Maleny Accident Repair Centre will offer more flexibility in terms of scheduling repairs and accommodating your specific needs, whereas insurer-preferred repairers might be more rigid due to contractual obligations with

the insurer. Ultimately, the decision should be based on your individual priorities, such as the importance of quality, service, convenience, and trust, rather than solely on whether a repairer is preferred by your insurer. It’s essential to research and consider all options before making a decision.

AUSTRALIA has a world of wonders to explore, endless red-stained roads to sunbathed coast lines. Road trips are a blast, but what happens if your vehicle breaks down? Here are some pointers to feel confident on Australian roads. And most importantly, to stay calm. If your tyre blows out the vehicle is going to gravitate towards the side of damage. To take control, steer in the opposite direction. Keep your eye out for a safe place to pull over as the vehicle gradually comes to a stop.

If the footbrake fails, don’t worry, the Australian Design Rules insist on dual breaking systems. Ease the handbrake on, and change to a lower gear.

Accidents happen; if your windshield shatters while driving, brake slowly, pull over and carefully remove the windscreen from the inside. In the event that your car stalls, restart the engine. Watch out, an unstable vehicle is dangerous; clue other drivers into the situation with flashing hazards. For more tips visit - https://www.qld.gov.au/ transport/safety/holidaytravel/long-trips.

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Five tips for safe driving this holidays

PACK your bags, fill the tank and stock up on car snacks. Strap in with the Queensland Government’s five tips for safe road tripping.

Roads are going to be hectic, it’s the holidays!

Check your passengers are properly buckled up before you take off. Traffic and autumn weather makes for unpredictable roads; slow down and drive to the conditions. It’s important to take a break every two hours to keep you alert, as you travel our vast country. Keep your eyes on the road. Is that text message more important than your family’s safety? Turn your phone on do not disturb. After a long day of driving enjoy a drink by the campfire, don’t drink and drive. Lastly, don’t forget, treat all road users with respect and have fun.

trip? Ben and his team at B&A, in the big red building on Peachester Road, Beerwah, have been keeping local families safe on the road for over 15

Offering pre-trip safety inspections, B&A Tyre and Mechanical will check all those crucial items

for reliability and most importantly, safety; brakes and suspension, tyre condition and pressures, belts and hoses, fluid levels, battery condition and much more. They use the latest software for up to the minute manufacturer specifications and invest heavily in up-to-date technology/workshop equipment to keep your vehicle running at its

optimum level.

“Our mission is for our valued customers to drive safe, reliable and wellmaintained vehicles,” says Ben. “Regular servicing and inspection is critical to achieve this.”

B&A keep meticulous records of service history and repairs for all vehicles on their books. This helps greatly to identify maintenance issues before

they become problems – all just part of their continuity of care.

“We take our duty of care very seriously,” Ben said. The team at B&A Tyre and Mechanical make sure to take the time to explain every part of a repair process and offer extensive, itemised, transparent vehicle reports and quotations. You can have peace of mind when

there is an understanding of all works carried out (and why), and that they will prioritise any urgent repairs and discuss everything with you before any work takes place.

Tried and trusted by generations of locals already, make sure you book in for that allimportant safety inspection before hitting the road this Easter.

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SAID IT.... You

A Living Hell

“GAZA has become a graveyard for thousands of children. It’s a living hell for everyone else.” (Unicef).

Recently, GC&M News published letters (March 5, 19) that alleged antisemitism by the Greens among other unfounded allegations.

Those letters echoed news items that had been reported in the Newscorp media and on Skynews.

The truth is that, “Israel, as the occupying power, must – we repeat - fully comply with its obligations under international humanitarian law to provide the increasingly desperate civilian population of Gaza with the necessary food and medical supplies, or, if it is unable to do so, ensure that the population has access to critical life-saving humanitarian assistance commensurate with their needs.”(United Nations Human Rights).

Professor Yanis Varoufakis said at the National Press Club a week ago, “Children are not starving in Gaza today. No, they are being deliberately starved. Without hesitation or remorse. The famine in Gaza is no collateral damage. It is an intentional policy of starving to death thousands until the rest agree to leave their ancestral homeland.”

Blaming the Greens political party is an easy and obvious solution for the far right media. The Greens antisemitism policy has been on their website

since 2021. It reads in part, “Antisemitism is a scourge and must be combatted vigorously. With a worrying local and global rise in far-right extremist politics and neo-Nazi activity, the urgency of this fight has rarely been greater.”

(https://greens.org.au/ antisemitism) These letters went on to blame the Greens for unemployment, homelessness, law and order, renewable energy, and pretty much everything else previous LNP governments have been responsible for and have neglected. Unfortunately, all of this is based on lies and misinformation, and these issues have been debunked over and over again.

As Voltaire said: “Those who make you believe absurdities can make you believe atrocities.”

Ken Dyer Landsborough Stop throwing mud

I FIND it quite shocking how Angus Richard and Jackson Marshall are attacking and condemning the Greens over their humane demands for a Cease-fire, aid deliveries into the war zone, etc.

(Letters GC&M News, March 19)

First of all, let’s get one important fact straight here: just because anyone (and it isn’t just the Greens) who dares to criticise and question Israel over its continuing retaliation on Gaza is not anti-semitic, they are merely voicing an increasing doubt about this

extent of military action. Many of those who are astounded and seriously concerned about the ongoing escalation of this conflict are actually Jewish/ Israeli people themselves who, quote: “American antiZionist Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, denounce Israel. We cannot be silent, he said. Because we are Jews, we have to stand up and say... not in our name, we totally object to this.”

Unfortunately, I do not have the time to state more than this today in my letter on this important topic, but I strongly encourage anyone who cares about all this to make sure that you source your news more widely than just believe everything that you hear or read from anything produced by the Murdoch media empire or from MP Andrew Wallace’s Facebook Page!! Remember that Mr Wallace could not even be bothered to reply to some valid questions put to him by Reverend Dr Ray Barraclough a few months ago on this topic.

Can stop progress

I was recently watching an episode of Bargain Hunt, from Brighton, UK.

As part of the preamble to the show we were given a short history of the area.

It became a popular seaside town in the mid19th century.

This was due to the construction of a rail line from London.

This is a distance of 81km


Not sure how much that’s

to do with the leaflets.

Here’s a thought: Don’t ban them and get over it.

voters. It’s also a useful and benign part of the democratic process. While I stood in a ridiculously long queue I amended my position based on the absolute drivel written by a candidate. Honestly, if you don’t have to use AI, then give it a wide berth.


In conjunction with my budget-friendly start to the

and was constructed using picks and shovels and horse and cart.

It took three years. Why, with all of the modern construction equipment, are we struggling to build 19km of track in eight years?

Maroochydore is still only 37km and we can’t build that in 10 years.

I’ve noticed that work seems to have ground to a halt on the rail duplication to Landsborough.

After the realignment of Steve Irwin way, south of Glass House, it’s all systems stop.

Is it that our civil construction industry is inadequate or is there just no urgency or will?

I remember reading of Len Beadell who in the 1950s, built the Gunbarrel Highway.

All he had was a Land Rover and his surveying equipment.

He was followed by his construction crew of nine. With a truck, a dozer and a grader.

It took them four years to carve out 1,300km of dirt track through central Australia.

I’m really disappointed at how backward we have become.

Derek Browning

Glass House Mountains Approval concerns

I have unanswered questions to our Council regarding an unapproved development at Bald Knob

We are concerned about the unapproved large-scale earthworks occurring on the corner of Landsborough –Maleny and Bald Knob Roads and the lack of the Sunshine Coast Council (SCC) action to regulate this private commercial enterprise.

The website for this address states that this development will be a private public park with open times from 8am –10pm for social events 7 days a week.

A search of the SCC Development i website shows that an Operational Works submission was rejected in 2021.

Of grave concern regarding governance in this case is that the purpose of this development has been known and now it is allowed to continue without a satisfactory explanation. Transparency from Council

is not evident in this case.

This area is zoned rural residential.

Yet, this site will be a commercial development and should have triggered a ‘Material Change of Use’ (MCU) submission where local, public, and environmental impacts are assessed. A MCU would consider, for example, impact surveys, safety, road access, site parking, allowances for numbers, times and frequency, nature of events, lighting, toilets siting, type and number, waste removal and treatment, noise, neighbourhood amenity, site setbacks, and are open to public comment. Furthermore, this would enable Council to review and scrutinise what is happening on site.

Not in this case! Why not? Despite concerns being raise to Council, works continue unabated.

The stonewall answer: ‘Council is monitoring works’ is seen as unsatisfactory for concerned residents’ questions. Without an approval, without approved plans, there are no guidelines for the works, one wonders what exactly can be monitored.

If this development was rejected in 2021, why is it progressing?

Any attempt to receive retrospective approval from Council should be at all costs be knocked on the head in fairness to all commercial ventures which have gone through due process, jumped through council hoops, and paid the required fees and other contributions to Council in order get their developments up and running.

If this was a council park, it would have rules regulations and be subject to council and public scrutiny. This public private park has none of these safeguards.

Big carbon footprint

In his letter (GH&M News 12 March) Mike Foale is astonished by the “enormous carbon footprint” left by the NRL’s foray to Las Vegas to play the first two rugby league games of the season there, and show the US public what a great game we have. Only 40,746 people

attended the games with around 14,000 flying by commercial jet from Australia.

I wonder why he wasn’t astonished by the COP28 climate conference in Dubai last December when over 80,000 climate activists, politicians and the rich and famous flew in to the oil and gas producing state (many in CO₂ belching private jets) to supposedly decide on how to stop using fossil fuels. The “carbon footprint” or more correctly the CO₂ emissions from this event were obviously far greater than the NRL games.

There is increasing scientific evidence that most of the increase in atmospheric CO₂ is not caused by the human 4 per cent of total CO₂ emissions.

Rather it is by the warming oceans themselves which cover 71 per cent of the earth’s surface. As the atmospheric CO₂ increase lags behind rising ocean temperatures it cannot be causing the warming.

New satellite data shows that an increase in the earth’s absorbed solar radiation is causing most of the warming and as the oceans warm they expel far more CO₂ than human industrial activity.

There is also considerable scientific conjecture that little known volcanic activity under the ocean is also responsible for some of the warming.

Knock-on effect

Mike Foale, “You Said It” March 12th, discussed rugby league teams going to Las Vegas to play hoping for publicity and the prospect of generating a profit, disregarding the enormous carbon footprint involved when considering the logistics of it all. I had come to the same conclusion but hadn’t thought of voicing my opinion.

Presumably the thoughts of the NRL revolved more around money than the future of our earth.

With worries about the anthropogenic effects on our climate I have always thought humans are adaptive and innovative enough to overcome the problems but these days I’m not so sure.

year I’ve been told to stop drinking so much.

All well and good, but after leaving the safety of the hinterland last week I was a little miffed to order two zero alcohol beers at a pub and told that’ll be $20 thankyou very much.

I genuinely thought the staff had keyed in the wrong drinks, but no, each beer was a cool $10. And for

what? I felt exactly the same before the drink as I did after. What a waste of effort.

I quickly moved over to free soda and lime, but that just reminded me of how much I like a beer.

If ever there is a no win situation it’s trying to be healthy and social.


I didn’t even know the British Lions were touring

until I got an email promoting tickets. Half interested I logged in and waited by turn only to be stunned by the cost of the only tickets available - premium - $695 (plus booking fee). You have got to be kidding. The worst Wallabies side in a generation versus a reasonable Lions side. I

think not. I knew rugby is for elitist twats, but this is ridiculous. Anyway, it’ll sell out so what do I know.

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Jason Hunt has pledged to fight for more cost-of-living relief in 2024. We have campaigned for local politicians to listen to the community that the cost-of-living crisis is not over.

Jason Hunt was one of the first MPs who pledged to fight for more cost-of-living relief in 2024, but now he needs to hear from you.

Have your say at jasonhuntforcaloundra.au



The Miles Government needs to deliver more cost-of-living relief in this year’s Queensland Government’s budget.

Jason Hunt has listened to the community of Caloundra and pledged to fight for more in 2024 but he needs to know what will be most important to you.

Have your say at jasonhuntforcaloundra.au

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OUT Time

From Crystal Waters to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and beyond Applications open now

Homegrown talent

COMPOSER and songwriter Gabriella Cohen has led a remarkable life that has taken her from a small Hinterland permaculture village to a journey of creative discovery, including headlining Woodford Folk Festival and touring the world.

GC&M News caught up with enigmatic songstress to find out a little more.

Q: In a few lines how would you describe yourself and your music?

A big salad of folk, blues, (bittersweet) pop, motown and doo-wop!

Q: How would you best describe your creative journey?

Well it hasn’t been a straight highway, that’s

for sure... It’s more like a winding, twisting road, kind at times, cruel in moments, which led me from the hills of Crystal Waters to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and beyond. I’ve been able to travel the world through music, see places and meet characters I wouldn’t have otherwise. I’ve had the pleasure of recording and self-producing 3 LP’s and I’m currently working on my forthcoming album.

Q: What drives you to make music and what has given you the confidence to keep going?

I don’t think I can honestly help but sing and play. It’s like it’s in my blood or something. I’m constantly writing a song in my head or thinking about one. People’s faces, towns,

cities, forests, they all beg to be turned into a song.

And I reckon it’s that connection, that feeling of being a part of something bigger than myself, that keeps me going. As for confidence, well, that’s a funny thing. I think it comes from just being true to who you are, not trying to be someone else or fit into some mould. And if you can’t be true to who you are just yet, fake it till you make it.

Q: How has growing up in the Hinterland/Crystal Waters infl outlook?

Well I sure have a healthy appreciation of trees and nature! I see the city as a beautiful melting pot of people, worlds, ideas, art; a pulsing energy. It’s nice to get in and get out…play some shows, do some fi dining, a dirty martini here and there… but I find if I’m there for a little too long I start to grow morose, much like a plant would without it’s forest.

GET in quick as performer applications for this years’ Maleny Music Festival close at the end of this month.

No matter where I am, my heart is in the country. You can’t get better than salt of the earth folk. You can’t get better than growing things and eating them from your garden. You can’t get better than small community. I grew up in Crystal Waters for 17 years before I left home. That’s a long time to hang out with kangaroos (or

Plant-based foods promotion

LA Trobe University’s recent research, published in Appetite, sheds light on consumer preferences regarding food labels.

The study, involving participants from the US and Germany, compared the impact of labels such as plant-based, vegan, and vegetarian on perceptions of food healthiness, taste, environmental friendliness, ethics, and purity.

The study included foods that are traditionally fully

animal-derived, and foods that may contain small amounts or no animalsourced ingredients.

Lead researcher, Dr. Matthew Ruby, revealed that both American and German participants favoured foods labelled as plant-based, rating them as tastier and purer.

Interestingly, while US participants associated plant-based foods with healthiness, ethics, and environmental friendliness, German participants

did not draw the same connections, possibly due to the prevalence of vegetarian and vegan labelling in Germany. The research emphasised that anticipated taste significantly influenced purchasing decisions, alongside perceptions of ethics and purity. These findings provide valuable insights for plant-based food manufacturers seeking to enhance their product marketing strategies.

run from them) swim in the creek and be surrounded by people who have helped raised you. For that, I am forever grateful.

Q: What advice would you give others starting out?

Do it for yourself. Do it because it makes your heart sing, because it makes you

Last year saw a huge resurgence of love for this artist-driven local music festival, and artist applications are open until March 30 for the 2024 event.

Set to be held at Maleny

November 8-10, organisers are urging local creatives to lodge an expression of interest to perform,

Stepping out

poison… abandon any ideas that there is a right or wrong way to do things. The very reason you admire the artists on your wall is because they broke all the rules. Most importantly... enjoy the ride.

Gabriella will be playing an intimate, solo show in her hometown of Maleny,

CREATIVE Arts Group (CAG) is an eclectic, selfmotivated group of artists who get together to pursue their enthusiasm for art with a wide-ranging level of skills united by a passion for painting and drawing.

Many CAG members have had solo or joint exhibitions with award winners among some of the members.

Other members are setting out on their art journey, having fun, and creating many joyful pieces

Creative Arts Group, showcases a variety of work range from drawing, watercolors, pencils, acrylics, oils and pastels and mixed media from representational work to contemporary realism, quirky and to abstract.

Fourteen artists from CAG will be on display until Monday May 6 at Vianta Arts

70 Simpson St Beerwah.

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Country Stars talent quest set to bring music home

Up to $20,000 in prizes up for grabs in brand new hinterland talent show

MALENY Show is set to springboard ‘the next big thing in Country Music’, with a brand new talent quest that has a prize pool heading towards $20,000.

While the inaugural event will kick off at this year’s Maleny Show Friday May 31- Saturday June 1, organiser Col Finley has big plans to develop the concept and eventually showcase a national competition.

Mr Finley said applications were open now for contestants to enter either the junior category (12-17 years old) or open category. He said he was excited to support the region’s rising stars and looked forward to encouraging local talent.

“The prize pool is worth over $15,000, and it includes recording equipment, a distribution deal, media and marketing support, a guitar pack, and an Esson photo shoot. The opportunity to have a professional video

clip alone could be career changing,” he said.

GC&M News caught up with Col to find out more about this exciting new venture.

Q: What inspired you to bring this concept to the Maleny Show for 2024?

I am very proud of my hometown and community of Maleny.

And I’m very passionate about helping our future in music by teaching and building a stronger future for our industry.

There is way too much false hope and misdirection in music these days, and I have a plan to educate and bring back transparency to music. I’ve always wanted to bring country music home on a larger scale in the form of a music festival or talent search, so this concept has always been in the pipeline.

It was just waiting for the right time and place.

And the Maleny Show has a great entertainment space that needed to be filled with entertainment, and I saw

this as the right place to showcase ‘Country Stars’.

Q: Why do you think this concept will be awesome?

So much about this is awesome! Firstly to be able to give our rising stars a future in any industry and chance to shine, a chance to be seen and heard and perform that is also awesome. But to create the opportunity to possibly help someone fulfil their dreams of being the next big ‘Country Stars’... Now that is really awesome!

Q: Can you give us an idea of the basic format?

So it is a pretty simple process.

If you believe you have what it takes to be the next Country Stars you just have to head to and fill out and pay the nomination fee give us two links of you performing country songs.

From here those links are sent to a panel five mystery industry professional who will select our semi-finalist and then our semi-finalist will perform in from of our

judges and live audience for a chance to make the grand final and the chance to win the largest prize pools.

Q: Who should apply to enter?

Anyone who is not a fulltime professional artist.

From those artists who have never done this before

to your season talent search artist we are seriously looking for Junior and Senior future stars, who will have the chance to set their careers up and record, release and promote their dreams.

Q: Do you have a larger vision for this event?

The bigger picture is

for Country Stars to be a national event held in every state and at the end of each year we have the national final where we announce Australia Country Stars from there it would be incredible to take this concept global.

More information visit www.facebook.com/ country.stars.aus

Country & Maleny News, Tuesday March 26, 2024 PAGE 23
Col Finley




As the Sun and Mercury restart the astrological year for 2024 in your firecracker sign, Aries’ planet boss Mars, sinking into a water element, decreases his usual speed. But this can be a good thing, so think sizzle rather than grizzle, and take this week at your ease, please.


APRIL 21 – MAY 20

Sunset musical sessions

KICK back and enjoy live, local music at Seasonal Sessions this Easter long weekend.

Bring your family and friends to this family friendly event and embrace autumn at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden on Saturday March 30, from 3–6pm.

Sunshine Coast Council’s Exhibitions and Programming Officer, Liz Capelin, said four season–focused musical events were scheduled for 2024.

“Our first event will celebrate autumn with three local artists performing

for guests to enjoy – Tess Fapani, Demi Casha and duo, Shaye and Lee Hardisty,” Ms Capelin said.

“Think family picnic vibes and the serenity of bushland birds mingled with the rich melodic tones of voice and saxophone, and the rhythmic strum of guitar and banjo, there will also be fun activities for the kids to get crafty and creative.

“The bushland is a majestic backdrop for community events, and Seasonal Sessions will easily become your new favourite quarterly sunset gig.”

Seasonal Sessions: what

you need to know

Bring: Your own picnic including chairs or rug and be prepared take your rubbish home.

Tickets: Tickets at www.botanic-garden. sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/ whats-on are strictly limited due to Botanic Garden carpark capacity.

Price: Pre-booked $30 per vehicle (no matter how many passengers so the more friends and family on board, the cheaper per person).

Pre-booked $10 per person active arrival tickets available if you walk, ride or arrange drop-off and pick-up (no parking required).

More events: Keep an eye out for the next three other Seasonal Sessions events planned for 2024: Saturday 22 June, 2 –5pm, Saturday 21 September, 3 – 6pm and Saturday 21 December, 3 –6pm.



JUNE 22 - JULY 22

Expansive Jupiter and changemaker Uranus only align every 14 years, so make the most of their rare planetary pairing in Taurus: a once-ina-lifetime opportunity to rethink what it is you have to offer the world, and step beyond whatever you’ve outgrown onto a larger platform.


MAY 21 – JUNE 21

Mercury’s been activating inspirational ideas and Venus has been making adventurous communal plans, but this week any random fantasies get a reality check from sensible Saturn calling for facts. His message? Time is precious and you don’t want to waste it on what’s looking like the too-hard basket.

When the full moon eclipse on 25 March, aligned with potent Pluto, spotlights connection and cooperation, some partnerships past their prime could be eclipsed from your life to make space for the next chapter and a changing cast of characters. This is a week for reaching out to meet new people.



This week brings a full moon eclipse in the sign of partners, which affects your personal zodiac zone of social friendships and colleagues. Since eclipses are known to activate turning points and plot twists, an opportunity to connect or uncouple might present where you least expect it.





This week’s breaking astro-news for you Venusians is, of course, the full moon eclipse in Libra on 25 March, which is this year’s celestial date to dress up and socialize, to vivaciously celebrate all the parts of your life that are currently in beautiful balance - or artistic disarray. Best day: Monday 25 March



Virgos like to get things done, but at present make-it-happen. Mars has his flames dampened in a water sign. The fringe benefit of this? When you have no option but to go with the flow, fresh perspectives and unexpected insights on how to move forward get their chance to emerge.

As autumn leaves fall to compost new growth, this week’s most potent date is 25 March, when there’s a full moon lunar eclipse, when you might find yourself saying sayonara to someone or something that’s played out their glory days in your life cycle. If so, look around: new openings are everywhere.



The celestial season of the Ram is dynamic, enthusiastic impulsive, spontaneous, idealistic, fiery, jam-packed with dedication and passion. Sounding familiar? Yes, like Sagittarius, Aries energy is direct and uninhibited, and this week could benefit from extra sensitivity, empathy and diplomacy.



As this week ushers in the new astrological year, a powerful lunar eclipse on 25 March in your career sector could bring unexpected, though not unwelcome, changes. Stay calm, study the prevailing trends and how to make them work for you. Consider pooling resources and teaming up for new wins.



The winds of change rattling your panes and shaking your shutters might feel like you’re in the heavy wash cycle at the cosmic laundrette. But current Plutonic rearrangements are also highly favourable for a system reboot, so revise your flight plan, adjust your work procedures, streamline and reassess.



With Neptune, Saturn, Venus and Mars all aligned in your sign, this week’s cosmic choreography couldn’t be more auspicious. Though, with steamy Mars meeting misty Neptune head-on, it might be hard to tell an oasis from a mirage, so don’t make binding decisions without running reality checks.

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Tess Fapani will be performing Saturday March 30

Fond farewell to John Innes

Well-known community member who lived a long, rich and interesting life

JOHN Innes lived a rich and interesting long life, becoming a well-known member of the Glasshouse Country community. His wife Pam shared some of John’s story with GC&M News which she adapted from the family eulogy with assistance from long term family friend Helen Page.

John was born on June 18, 1929 at Caboolture Hospital, which has since been relocated to Caboolture Historical Village.

After leaving school John was apprenticed as an

electrician at Synchronome Electrical Company. One of his jobs was maintaining the clock mechanism of the Brisbane Town Hall.

John and Pam met through church activities in the Nundah Anglican Parish. The couple were married on May 3, 1952 at St. Francis Church at Nundah.

With help from members of both of the couple’s families, Pam and John built a home at Zillmere next door to John’s parents who had gifted some land as a wedding present.

The young couple spent many evenings working on finishing one section of the house at a time. John’s father had been an amateur beekeeper, and when he died in 1962 John took over his hives. He joined the Brisbane Amateur Beekeepers Association and just two years later won his first prize as a novice at the Royal Brisbane Agricultural Show.

As his interest in bees grew he enrolled in a short course on beekeeping at Gatton Agricultural College, and as a family the Innes’s went on numerous beekeeping field trips.

When John was eventually semi-retired as an electrician, and the couple’s four children had left home, his interest in bees was expanding so John and Pam decided to move from suburban Brisbane to a rural area. They were fortunate to find a property at Beerwah suitable for a bee keeper.

John eventually had 300 hives and sold the honey to the Honey Corporation. The hives were mainly located in state forests around Southeast Queensland. This also entailed much travelling, often at night when bees were being moved on to the next honey flow.

Pam’s father had been an orchid fancier in retirement, and Pam had received many orchids as gifts. John took them over, and in time had hundreds of orchids in his care and many prize ribbons to show for his efforts.

He joined the Orchid Club and in later years went on to become President. He also trained to become an orchid

judge. John’s love of orchids and Pam’s of gardening took them around the world as they attended flower shows in a number of countries.

Moving to Glasshouse Country brought another life twist. Pam was asked to write local items for Glasshouse Country News, then to be a paid helper.

When the editor and co-publisher Sue Parnell wanted out she finally persuaded Pam to take over. It was a big decision for both Pam and John, as Pam became editor and John became circulation manager of a fortnightly 2000 copy paper.

Eventually the paper grew both in size and number to over 6000 copies weekly.

After 17 years Lea Parkes bought the paper, and once again John and Pam settled into semi-retirement.

They started looking for acreage more suitable for the bees, and in 1986 were lucky to find it halfway to Peachester, “on the cusp” as they said.

Another new venture was to plant macadamia trees. With the help of a local grower, 500 trees were planted and another 100 were added later.

John’s father came from

an academic family but he chose to be a farmer instead. In the end John’s heart was also in farming.

John became a behindthe-scenes supporter after Pam was asked to join the Chaplaincy Committee at the new Beerwah High School. He had also been appointed District Warden for Caloundra/Glasshouse Country Anglican Parish.

He was a member of the Peachester Garden Club, also going on to become President, and an active member of the Peachester History Committee.

John passed away peacefully on 19th February at Erowal. Pam said they were both extremely grateful for almost 72 years of happy married life.

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John and Pam in Pioneer costume for the opening of Peachester Heritage Centre in 2019. John and Pam on their wedding day

Heel Pain In Kids

Have you noticed your child limping? sport?

Have they stopped wanting to participate from sport all together because of pain?

A very common cause of heel pain in kids is called Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s Condition), and it is worth getting it checked out.

Calcaneal Apophysitis is a common kids condition we see at Stepping Out Podiatry. It is characterised by pain at the back of the heel, particularly during and

years old.

Calcaneal Apophysitis typically occurs when a child has a growth spurt and the long leg bones are lengthening, but the muscles and tendons have yet to grow or stretch to keep up.

This causes the Achilles tendon to become tight and to pull on the back of the heel bone.

In adults, the calcaneus (heel bone) is one solid bone, however before the age actually still in two parts and has yet to solidify/fuse into one solid bone.

This means that when the Achilles is pulling on the back of the heel bone, it

Fortunately there are several interventions our Podiatrists can suggest to reduce pain and manage the symptoms until the bone totally fuses.

Footwear changes, icing and strapping are a few measures you can put into place straight away.

If the pain isn’t subsiding and you feel you need help, or feel there might be an underlying gait issue contributing to this pain, make an appointment and let us help to get their pain under control!

Talk to our Podiatrists if you are worried our website www.steppingoutpodiatry. com.au.

Prevention often better than the cure

New doctor in Maleny with an eye for attention to detail

DR Bronwyn Hytten, the new doctor at Ochre Medical Centre Maleny, is a firm believer that prevention is better than cure.

“I believe very strongly in the value of evidence-based medicine. So I make a particular effort to stay abreast of the most up to date scientific research.”

Dr Hytten completed her medical degree at Griffith University in 2013. From there she did her internship and residency through the Sunshine Coast Health Service including rotations at Nambour, Maleny, Gympie, Caloundra and Sunshine Coast University Hospitals. “I chose to specialise in General Practice because of the opportunity to provide

ongoing care to patients with a wide variety of conditions,” explains Dr Hytten. “As a junior doctor I worked a lot in emergency departments, but although I found it rewarding, it was difficult never knowing

what happened to my patients next. In General Practice, I enjoy being able to follow up with my patients and focus on helping them manage both acute problems and chronic conditions. I have a strong focus on optimising health to prevent problems and early detection to allow for early intervention.”

Dr Hytten completed her RACGP Fellowship in 2022 and did some locum work in New Zealand, where she gained experience in working within a different health system. Now, back in South East Queensland, she is enjoying living in the hinterland and looking forward to receiving patients at Ochre Health, with its distinct patientfirst culture and incredible team.

Hairdressing is an art

BEAUTIFUL healthy hair is only an appointment away when you step into The Edge salon in Beerwah.

Enjoy personalised service and receive expert advice from master stylist Jenna who has over 45 years hair and beauty industry experience.

Get ready to be pampered, and welcomed into a beautiful relaxing environment. Specialising in blonde work, foils, balayage, colour

correction and balanced tones, The Edge salon offers advanced hair cutting and styling that will leave you feeling fabulous.

A great hairstyle can make you feel amazing, and at The Edge salon the team understand how to create and maintain beautiful healthy hair.

Jenna brings a wealth of skill and experience, and has enjoyed an extensive career in the industry including teaching and developing certified

Dr Hytten has an interest in all aspects of General Practice, but has a particular interest in preventative medicine, cardiovascular disease, diabetes management, women’s health and travel medicine. “I’m focused on treating every individual as an individual and trying to do my best for them.”

Outside of the consultation room, Dr Hytten is a keen bushwalker and is excited about exploring the many walks in the region and where possible, with her Border Collie tagging along.

Dr Hytten is accepting new patients at Ochre Medical Centre Maleny. Bookings can be made via ochrehealth.com.au or by calling the practice on (07) 5494-2388.

hairdressing courses, and international travel as a master colourist educating colour ranges and techniques. Book in to a beautiful location with beautiful people who have been servicing the community for the past 7 years. to book, shop 2/68 Simpson Street, Beerwah.

Neighbours day, connecting local community

More than 100 community members came through the doors of the Glass House Community Hall on Saturday

difference. The Glass House Neighbourhood Centre, Rural Fire Service, Uniting Church and Community Hall came together

groups and people new to the area to chat and connect over morning tea and a Rotary sausage sizzle.

recover better together’ project, this event provided a wonderful platform for local community groups to become better connected. Gatherings like these also strengthen community bonds, networks and resilience - allowing the community to recover better following times of need.

Visit the Glass House Mountains Community Hall facebook page for more events from community groups throughout the year.

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Glasshouse Country Senior Citizens Club

When: Tuesday March 26th, 9am11.30am

Where: Beerwah Community Hall

Info: Glasshouse Country Senior Citizens Club invites all Seniors (50+) to a complimentary morning tea, with stalls, games & raffles. Please RSVP by phone or text to 0448 762 637.

Vianta Arts Presents Creative Arts Group

When: Until Sunday May 5th

Where: Vianta Arts, 70 Simpson Street, Beerwah

Info: Creative Arts Group, a variety of work range from drawing, watercolors, pencils, acrylics, oils and pastels and mixed media from representational work to contemporary realism, quirky and abstract.

Community Connectors course

When: Thursday March 28th, 10am-11am

Where: Landsborough Sports Complex, 15 Tunnel Ridge Road, Landsborough

Info: This course includes the following topics: what is helpful in recovering from disasters; why community is important; the significance of community connectors and the power of the small group. This is a course that is well suited to anyone who likes to connect in the community and with neighbours. It is also a great way to meet other locals. Please email natasha@naturalconnections.net

Gabriella Cohen

When: Friday March 29th, 6.30pm9pm

Where: Maleny Lane

Info: Voice of Her Generation. With special guest Sara Yael. BYO. $20 tickets at door or online at www. gabriella-cohen.com

Woodlands Community Easter Show

When: Saturday March 30th, 8am11am

Where: Beerwah State School Oval, Old Gympie Road, Beerwah

Info: Come along to Beerwah State School oval to join our local community to experience a fun-filled family friendly morning where you will find a whole variety of activities to entertain everyone. We have our petting zoo, traditional games for the

children (please register for free online at trybooking.com/COYRN)

a craft tent, balloon modeller, market stalls, bake sale, plant sale, community groups, and of course the main attraction the egg hunt.

Blak Out Saturday with The Briscoe Sisters

When: Saturday March 30th, 1pm5.30pm

Where: Munimba-ja (Welcome Place)

Unit 1/3 Panorama Pl, Maleny

Info: Join us for an afternoon of Culture- Art- Weaving and Song with The Briscoe Sisters. 2 Workshops will run simultaneously and you can swap midway. $60 Workshops (open to all). 1pm - 4pm Workshops 4:30pm - 5:30pm Briscoe Sisters Show

Club Glasshouse - Day on the Green

When: Sunday March 31st

Where: Club Glasshouse, 6 Gardner St, Glass House Mountains

Info: Live music, Petting Zoo, Easter Bunny visit, Bonnet Parade, Gifts for children. Visit www. clubglasshouse.com.au/whats-on for more information

Kids Easter Party - Beerwah


When: Sunday March 31st, 12pm2pm

Where: Beerwah Hotel, 53 Beerwah Parade, Beerwah

Info: Join us for an Egg-citing Easter Celebration at the Beerwah Hotel! Get ready for a day filled with Easter joy and festivities!

Easter Egg Hunt: Fun for all ages! Hunt for hidden treasures and enjoy the thrill of discovery.

Competitions: Exciting games and challenges with awesome prizes up for grabs! Food & Drink Specials: Indulge in delicious treats and refreshing drinks with our exclusive Easter specials. Bring your family and friends for a memorable Easter celebration at the Beerwah Hotel. Let’s create wonderful moments together!

Sunshine Coast Libraries Holiday Activites

When: Wednesday April 3rdSunday April 14th

Where: Various Library locations including Beerwah & Maleny

Info: Prehistoric adventure awaits, with dinosaur themed activities available for all ages at libraries

across the Sunshine Coast these school holidays. Registration essential from Monday March 25 at 4pm. Find out more below and visit Sunshine Coast Libraries website https://library. sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/ for all the details.

Landsborough MuseumHop into History

When: Wednesday April 3 to Sunday April 14. Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-3pm

Where: Landsborough Museum, 4 Maleny St, Landsborough

Info: Step back in time and explore the Landsborough Museum. During the holidays you can enjoy Easter for a little longer and follow the bunny trail. Free. No bookings required.

Peter Carnavas: fun drawing workshop and book talk

When: Thursday April 4th, 10-11am

Where: Rosetta Books, 30 Maple Street, Maleny

Info: Learn how to draw your own alien friend! All materials provided (5+). Bookings at Events page: www.rosettabooks.com.au

Club Glasshouse - Plaster Workshop

When: Thursday April 4th

Where: Club Glasshouse, 6 Gardner St, Glass House Mountains

Info: Free plaster painting, all supplies included plus a jumping castle. Visit www.clubglasshouse. com.au/whats-on for more information

Heritage Talk: WWII Home Defences

When: Friday April 5th, 10am11am

Where: Bankfoot House

Info: Learn about the importance of air raid shelters with expertsfrom the State Library of Queensland. Free. Includes morning tea. Bookings essential. heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Funky Bus

When: Friday April 5th

Where: Maleny Lane

Info: If you’re looking for tight psychedelic bush funk then look no further. First you get on the funky bus then dance to make it move! The musicians and the dancers are powering the Funky Bus with eclectic grooves and moves.

Maleny Players Presents The Real Inspector Hound

When: Friday April 5th to Sunday April 7th

Where: The Playhouse, Maleny Showgrounds

Info: Tickets $25 Adults $20 concessions. Cash sales - Maleny Art Direct www.malenyplayers. org. For more information contact Fluer Adamson on 0409 470 822

Aunty Rhonda CollardSpratt and Jacki Ferro

When: Saturday April 6th, 10am11am

Where: Rosetta Books, 30 Maple Street, Maleny

Info: Storytelling, puppetry and felt-board show, and dancing (all ages). Bookings at Events page: www.rosettabooks.com.au

Circus Spectacular

When: Monday April 8th - Sunday April 14th

Where: Morayfield Shopping Centre

Info: Step right up and get ready to laugh as our uproarious comedy clowns take the stage. Marvel at the mesmerizing contortionist, be spellbound by the enchanting hula hoop act, hold your breath as our daring aerialists soar high above the crowd, and let’s not forget the incredible juggling Rola-Bola, a master of balance and coordination. This circus extravaganza promises an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Hinterland Service Groups Morning Tea

When: Thursday April 12th, 9.30am-12pm

Where: Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, 17 Bicentenary Lane, Maleny

Info: Our Hinterland community is home to around 150 servce groupsmade up of volunteers who get together regularly to support our community. Please RSVP to Bronwyn at communitydw@ malenync.org.au

Mooloolah River Landcare Open Day

When: Saturday April 13th, 9am1pm

come and be a part of the Naming Ceremony and official Opening Day of our new indoor community space.

Maleny Players Presents The Real Inspector Hound

When: Saturday April 13th to Sunday April 14th

Where: The Playhouse, Maleny Showgrounds

Info: Tickets $25 Adults $20 concessions. Cash sales - Maleny Art Direct www.malenyplayers. org. For more information contact Fluer Adamson on 0409 470 822


Maleny Players Presents The Real Inspector Hound

When: Friday April 19th to Sunday April 21st

Where: The Playhouse, Maleny Showgrounds

Info: Tickets $25 Adults $20 concessions. Cash sales - Maleny Art Direct www.malenyplayers. org. For more information contact Fluer Adamson on 0409 470 822

First Nations Family Fun Day

When: Saturday April 20th, 10am2pm

Where: Bankfoot House

Info: Join Kabi Kabi and Jinibara First Nations People for a fun filled day of culture, food, stalls and workshops. Free community event. Visit heritage. sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au for more information.

Pop-up Cinema - “Wonka”

When: Wednesday April 24th, 5.00pm

Where: Maleny State High School Hall

Info: In conjunction with the P&C, the Senior Events Committee are bringing you the first pop-up cinema for 2024! All money raised on the night will go towards the 2024 Senior Formal.

Cost: $5.00 for one movie or $8.00 for both

Tickets will be available for purchase ahead of time. Sausage sizzle, drinks and popcorn available for purchase on the night. www.facebook.com/ events/1657383514999545

Where: 2671 Steve Irwin Way, Glenview (Holcim entry at lights)

Info: Free Family Friendly event!

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2024 Easter Service Times



Good Friday 9.30am

Easter Sunday 9.30am

27 Beerwah Parade, Beerwah



Easter Sunday service 9.30am


The Range Church Maleny Michell & Peter Maher

What does Easter mean to you?


Good Friday 9am

Easter Sunday 9am with Holy Communion. 3 Reed Street, Glasshouse Mountains


Holy Thursday 28 March


Mass (Landsborough) 6pm

Mass (OLR) 6pm

Good Friday Stations of the Cross 10am Caloundra, Maleny, Beerwah

Veneration of the Cross 3pm

Little Mountain, Caloundra,

Calvary Lutheran Church, Glasshouse Country Tom Jantke

Were you there …..?



Currimundi 10am

Easter Vigil Saturday


Mass (Beerwah) 6pm

Mass (OLR) 6pm

Easter Sunday

Mass (OLR) 9:30am

Mass (Lt Mt) 10.30am

Mass (Unity) 5pm


Maundy Thursday 8am Montville, 9.30am

Maleny Good Friday 8am Montville, 8.30am

What does Easter mean to you? To some it’s nothing more than a four-day break; but Easter’s history is foundational to my life.

I used to be an addict, and because of the depth of my addiction, I spent time in prison.

I was at my lowest serving my sentence for drug trafficking; but it was there, I met Jesus. From that moment Easter became much more than a four-day pub crawl! The message of Easter gave meaning to my life.

I learned that Jesus died on the cross so God could forgive my sins; past, present, and future. My sin is a barrier between me and God, but Jesus is the bridge. When God raised Jesus from the dead, sin and death were defeated. His victory became my victory, and the power that set me free from addiction, right there in my cell.

Jesus gave me new life, and all I did was ask Him to come. I wasn’t met with a list of religious rituals to do; I met a person. I didn’t have to align with a belief system, I simply prayed. My relationship with God began when I sincerely asked Him to come.

The message of Easter is this: God loves YOU! And He made the way for you to come. He gave His one and only Son, because He desires relationship with you. Easter is God’s invitation for you to freely receive His enormous y love.

… Do you feel imprisoned in addiction, depression, or past mistakes… Jesus wants to set you free; all you need to do is ask Him to come.

‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.’ Revelation 3:20

Mass (OLR) 6.30am

Landsborough 7am

Mass (Unity) 8am

Mass (Kawana) 8am

Mass (Maleny) 9am

Mass (Currimundi) 9.15am

Fr. Gerard Lai

Parish of the Catholic Church

Holy Communion Thursday 28th 1:00pm Good Friday 29th 8:30am

Easter Sunday 31st 8:30am


Palmwoods, 9am

Kenilworth, 9.30am Maleny

Saturday Easter Vigil 6pm Maleny

Easter Day

8am Montville and Kenilworth, 8.30am

Palmwoods, 9.30am Maleny

The old negro spiritual asks the questions – Were you there when they crucified my Lord? …. when they nailed him to the tree? …when the sun refused to shine?… when they laid him in the tomb? .. and finally, were you there when he rose from out the tomb?

And in some way, we can say, yes, we were there on that original Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Or at least we can say we were there in some of the characters who were there.

Like Peter we continue to deny our Lord, not just three times, but every time our words, actions, and even our thoughts are not what he wants from us.

Like Pilate we wash our hands and sit on the fence rather than standing up for what we believe.

Like the soldiers we hammer those nails into the hands and feet of Jesus every time we sin and fall short. But we know that it was not those nails that kept Jesus on the cross but rather his incredible love for the world.

But most of all I am like Barabbas. I am as guilty as sin, but I am set free and Jesus, the innocent one, goes to the cross taking the punishment I deserve.

And what about being there when Jesus rose from the grave?

Yes, we were there, although no one else was there to see that greatest of all miracles when Jesus broke the bonds of death. We have been baptised ihbdfChibhi into the body of Christ, both into his death and his resurrection which means we die to the old life of sin, pride, and selfcentredness.

But it also means that we have been raised to new life with him. We are now under new management, no longer slaves to sin, but servants of righteousness and the victory is ours.

Every world religion has a founder, and the founder of each world religion claims to have either insight or revelation from God. All except one, Christianity. Christianity wasn’t founded by someone who claimed to have insight/ revelation from God, it was founded by Jesus claimed to BE GOD! No other world religion, has a God, who became human so that we could have a personal relationship with our God.

Over the past 40 days of Lent, we have heard various stories of Jesus, this God-man. Leading up to Easter we have been on a journey, hearing stories of how Jesus is the Messiah – the chosen, the anointed one; the one who is to come to liberate us from sin.

So, since the dawn of time, humanity has been trying to repair that relationship. But you can’t get imperfect humans to fix a broken relationship with a perfect God no matter how hard one tries… so then God sent Himself down, in the form of a human, Jesus, in order to die for us, as a perfect man, to repair this relationship. Extraordinarily, our God chose to not only become human and be a living example for us, but he also died for us! Jesus becomes a bridge between us (humanity) and God. Sin and death no longer have the final say anymore because Jesus defeated it. Jesus resurrected from the dead. Good triumphs over evil once more. Death is overcome so that we can live once more. Jesus’ “yes” and obedience to God completes what Adam, in the book of GenesiscouldnotAndJesus Genesis, could not. And Jesus becomes the New Adam and gains for us the Garden of Paradise - Heaven, the garden which Adam lost. So for this we celebrate.

“My God, my God why have you forsaken me” which Jesus says in Matthew’s gospel.

And as is recorded in John’s gospel, Jesus’ last words were “It is finished”. The last line of this 22nd Psalm, is for “He has done it”. What is it that we proclaim he has done?

Jesus, who is both fully God and fully Man, died upon a cross bearing the punishment for the sins of those what come to him in faith and trust, and by grace forgiving the debt for their sins though he himself never sinned. And it is his perfect righteousness that is given to those who believe as beloved adopted Children of God. And on the third day he physically rose from the dead, vindicated, proving that the price was paid and was paid in full. Having conquered sin and death he now rules over all as both God and King. And that all who trust and follow Him will one day rise like Him.

That’s the gospel. That’s the good news.

We all need to respond to this. By accepting this free gift of grace by trusting in Jesus for take the punishment for our own sins which we can never, ever come close to repaying. Or, we can say no to Jesus and face eternity without Him. Knowing all the good things we enjoy in this life are gifts from His hand.

Forthosewhotrustandrest For those who trust and rest in Jesus Christ as God and King, who has risen from the dead, rejoice! For Jesus is alive and we will life with Him forever in glory!

everything Christ came to accomplish for us and in our hearts, cannot be stolen away by circumstance.

Peace, Grace, Hope, Forgiveness, Strength, Freedom, and the promise to spend eternity in His Presence. (These are all ours in Christ)

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:17

This Easter, pause to remember the unimaginable sacrifice Christ made for all of us before many witnesses.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Notice this verse says while we were sinners, and not ‘when we finally got our stuff together, Christ Died for us’, but while we were in sin, he lifted us out of our sin. No one likes being told they are a sinner.

But God in His great love wants to free us from everything that doesn’t honour him. God takes us in at our lowest point to elevate us and love on us.

Nothing can rule you out of receiving the love of God. God’s love wont leave you where you are. It will lead you into a place of grace, forgiveness and future hope.


If you would like to know more about living for Jesus Christ, accepting forgiveness, then I’m praying you will contact me wecare@cotr.org.au

Sundays 4pm 152 Main St, Montville (in the Uniting Church building) Peter & Michelle Maher – Senior Pastors P: 0419 119 275 W: therangechurch.com.au BEERWAH CHURCH 27 Beerwah Parade Sundays 9.30am & Kids Church E: wecare@cotr.org.au W: churchontherise.org.au E: info@cotrmaleny.org W: cotrmaleny.org MALENY CHURCH Maleny Sports Park, via Porter’s Lane Sundays 9.30am & Kids Church Glasshouse Country Uniting Church 29 Twin Peaks Drive, Beerwah Come and worship with us Beerwah – Sunday 8.30am Peachester Community Church –last Sunday of the month 5.30pm Minister: Rev Dr Elizabeth Nolan Ph. 0448 358 774 Email: churchgcuc@gmail.com malenypc.org.au info@malenypc.org.au facebook.com/malenypc Join us Sundays 11.15am & 4.30pm PAGE 28 Glasshouse Country & Maleny News, Tuesday March 26, 2024 www.gcnews.com.au EASTER MESSAGES Church EASTER MESSAGES

The Rev’d Deb Bird

Anglican Parishes of Maleny and Palmwoods

Hope-Mongering: The Resurrection of Peace

For a terrible amount of years now we have been celebrated Christmas and Easter amid the presence of conflict in a land we call holy.

We look upon the scale of destruction and human loss with grief - how has it come to this? We look for someone to blame. Politicians encourage us to take sides, and in those moments I try to remember the events of Palm Sunday.

Two processions entered Jerusalem that day. In one, Pilate rode into Jerusalem on a warhorse accompanied by legions of Roman soldiers with all the pomp and ceremony of an Imperial authority figure. At the other end of the city, Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey, with no weapons, no army, and accompanied by the cries of ’Hosanna!’ which meant, save us. Save us from occupation by a foreign power. Save us from lives lived in fear.

Next to the military procession Jesus looked foolish but he was not riding toward the army. He rode to the temple - the sanctuary of God where life was to be held sacred.

In the presence of conflict which way do we turn? Are we drawn into the heat of conflict, or do we return to the place where we see each other first as cherished children of God?

Throughout his life Jesus healed Romans, Jews and Gentiles alike. He promoted hospitality between the most different of people. Throughout his ministry, the only place Jesus rushed into was the place of human need. In the face of all things foolish and overwhelming, Jesus was hope-mongerer.

Will there be a resurrection of peace for the people of the Holy Land? Or Ukraine? Or for any who live in fear of violence? We pray it will be so. And in the meantime, we are called to examine the paths we choose.

Can we commit to being people of witness, healing and hibi hope-mongering, remembering that celebrate a Christ whose boundless hope for this world could not be contained by a tomb. A hope that endures among God’s people to this day.

May the resurrection of hope and peace be made visible among us this Easter.

conditions in the now water filled Tham Luang Cave, John Volanthen and Rick Stanton had discovered the soccer team alive and well. On June 23rd, 2018, the local Thai soccer team and their coach, set out to enjoy a day trip in the cave. What was to be a peaceful day of exploring, sparked eighteen spiralling days of scouting, drafting, and planning one the most dangerous and complex of rescues the world has seen.

It would take seventeen cave divers, two-hundred oxygen tanks, over two kilometres of rope, 10,000 volunteers and one unfortunate death, before the soccer team would emerge again.

This story of sacrifice, hope and perseverance resembles another found beneath the surface of Scripture. In the Genesis account we find an unwarranted visitor, who in the form of a serpent, positioned himself in the Garden of Eden.

The first ever lie whispered in human history sparked years of increasing pain, confusion, doubt and a loss of the close and intimate relationship between God and man established in the Garden. However, God’s rescue plan to restore the lost relationship was in motion. “He is risen, he is risen,” cried Mary as she ran to report the news that Jesus was alive. Jesus had risen and God’s plan to restore the lost relationship had come to life. The stone had been rolled away, sin and death had been defeated and the plan of restoration was realized. Jesus says “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”

John 10:10. Like the cave divers whosacrificedeverything who sacrificed everything to rescue the soccer team, this resurrected Jesus, who sacrificed his life for you, desires to rescue all of us from sin and death, and offers eternal life.

Glasshouse Country Uniting Church

Easter is my favourite long weekend in Australia. Here we begin on Maundy Thursday with washing another person’s feet (or hands) before sharing Holy Communion, recalling Jesus’ example at the Last Supper. Good Friday worship remembering the crucifixion of Jesus causes me to think of all the unjust, cruel ways humans hurt one another out of fear or jealousy. Today’s violence and persecution of innocent children, women and men reflect the shameless crucifixion. How might my actions and words bring death and destruction for other people’s hopes, ideas, and relationships?

But Easter Sunday morning, life is transformed with an early service recalling the women’s visit to the tomb of Jesus, only to find it empty and hearing the glorious words: ‘He is not here – He is Risen!’ We express the change from sadness to joy in music, flowers and feasting praising God’s work in the world through Jesus. How different it was for me in 1983 while studying in New York. No long weekend. New Yorkers work on Good Friday. An evening service in the university chapel, not my local church, and worst of all, they sang the wrong tunes to my favourite Passion/Easter hymns. I felt homesick and lonely. New York was grey and raining, the trees were bare – it was dead and sad. Surprisingly, Easter Sunday morning dawned sunny, and as I travelled to church, I noticed small grocery stores had buckets of flowers outside. Our church was transformed with white Easter lilies. At class on Monday morning, our professor said: “Despite death around us, Resurrection will come – for Jesus it only took 3 days, for us, maybe a while longer; but Easter morning will come, for God’s love triumphs over evil.” Happy Easter to all.

Wow! That’s what an Aussie Easter is all about and we love it! But really, why celebrate Easter? It is the starting point in history that is pivotal in affecting change in our lives today. The Bible says, ”for as in Adam all die” It is a fact that 100% of us die, but the first easter caused a paradigm shift because Jesus Christ is the only man in Earth’s history to not only predict his death and his resurrection but has fulfilled both. Now who wants to base their life and existence on someone who gives us a theory without any ability to offer a better way of living evidenced by their example. I know I will seriously consider someone who offers ‘life’ and has presented the evidence of overcoming death.

1 Corinthians 15:22 (ESV) says:

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

Jesus became the answer for you and me so that we could have an abundant life, full of peace, hope and joy and an assured eternity. That is the essence of the Easter message. He sacrificed everything so that we could experience fullness of life and an eternity with Him.

The first Easter weekend ends with an empty tomb and Jesus the man, fully alive again, witnessed by his disciples who saw all this unfold. They spent the rest of their lives telling this incredible story to everyone.

Jesus Christ dying on a cross is all about you and me having an overflowing peace and joy freeing us from the bondages of sin, bringing us into relationship with God and securing eternal life, not based on what we do but that relationship with Him. Easter apart from Jesus may be a wonderful time of shared memories, but joy (that pervasive sense of well-being that frames the life Jesus gifts us) is all about seeing Him for who He is- both saviour and Lord.

Rev Dr Elizabeth Nolan Holy


will remember, how Greek has words for love, like caritas, Eros, agape, filial love. Well there are different words for time. Chronos is the tick tock of daily life: and in the Roman Imperial like the relentless march of Roman Soldiers. A more modern Tennessee Ernie Ford, the blues singer sings. “You load 16 tons, what do you get?” Modern generations spending time on “TikTok” might not understand the irony of their relentless search for their “fifteen” minutes of fame!

But also there are Aions: time beyond human telling. It is eternity. If you read history books now about a land or nation, you will often read about the geology and dinosaurs and then the prehistoric world of flint and cave paintings before getting to the reading history. But Scientists are now trying to record the possibility of other universes and we begin to count in trillions of years beyond record or memory.

But kairos is another kind of time. It is an epiphany, a manifestation: a ‘liminal’ ‘thin’ ‘veil’ ‘bursting in’ kind of time. It is when that eternal, beyond count kind of divine time: God’s time, bursts into that now and mundane, human time: when the aions burst into the chronos. This is Kairos time. This is Christ’s time: God’s timing.

And this is what we celebrate at Easter: the day of resurrection: when divine time and mundane time coincided. Why don’t you make the time this coming Easter to celebrate that moment. The moment when heaven met earth and God met hu-man, life met death and defeated it and lived again.

GLASSHOUSE COUNTRY BEERWAH: Sunday 9.30am Mary MacKillop Centre, 160 Peachester Rd MOOLOOLAH: Wednesday 9am and 1st Sunday of month 4pm ST THOMAS, 31 Bray Rd Local contact: Rev Tony Halstead 0455 554 930 Welcomes you each Saturday at 27 Maleny Street 9.30am – All Age Small Group Meetings (Includes Children and Youth programs) 11:00am - Worship Service 1st Saturday each month 12.30pm Community Lunch Contact p: 0431 541 219 f: @LandsboroughChurch w: landsborough.org GLASSHOUSE COUNTRY CALVARY CONGREGATION Contact: 5439 9341 or 5496 9671 www.glasshousemountains.lutheran.org.au You are most WELCOME to join us 9.00am each Sunday Reed Street, Glasshouse Mtns (next to RSL) Sunday School, Women’s Fellowship, Bible Study
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Formerly of Peachester, late of Beerwah. Ronnie passed away peacefully at Dove Cottage Caloundra after a short stay at Sunshine Coast University Hospital on 21st March 2024.

Much loved son of the late Eric & Winnifred and brother of George (dec).

Ronnie was a beloved member of the Beerwah community and a stalwart of the Beerwah Pub and will be greatly missed by the staff and patrons of the pub.

Special thanks to the staff of S.C.U.H. Ward 5C and the staff of Dove Cottage for their special care of Ronnie.

A service to celebrate Ronnies life will be held in Gregson & Weight’s Caloundra Chapel, 5 Gregson Place, Caloundra on Wednesday 27th March at 11am followed by private cremation.

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2024 AGM Notification

18th of April at 5.30 for 6.00 pm.

MDSRC Clubhouse

We invite all members to come to participate in the meeting.

Positions vacant are President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. In addition, members are also invited to nominate and serve on the Management Committee (3 positions). We are looking for someone with social media experience and someone to act in the role of minute secretary only. The full secretary duties will be done by the elected secretarial position. Nomination forms have been provided to each associated member.










often than not. Come meet her today.

5494 0008 e: feedandfodder1@gmail.com 31 MORONEY PLACE, BEERWAH AT THE OLD BUNKER SITE Your friendly local pet shop Pet Shop Pet Food & Care Flea & Tick Treatment Stock Feed & Supplies P R OUDSPONSOR OPENING HOURS: Mon-Fri 7.30am – 5.30pm Sat 7.30am – 2pm Phone 5494 5275 info@sippycreek.com.au www.sippycreek.com.au or find us on Facebook Daffodil Snowshoe
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Daffodil is a beautiful looking kitten but she is a very scared little girl. She will need a quiet home with kids over 10 years and no dogs. Daffodil needs an understanding family that can give her time and space to come out of her shell - she will run and hide when scared. But with patience she will be the most beautiful loving cat. Come meet her today. Minnie Staffordshire Bull Terrier
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The Range Croquet

Contributed by Ken Barker

MARIE Corcoran, a new member showed the good class we would expect of Nick Cram’s daughter when she teamed up with Sarah Widin to take five hoops from Donna Manning and Wallace Roy on Thursday. It must be noted that Donna has just returned from playing with the Queensland Team in Tasmania in the interstate competition, the Eire Cup, and the Australian Ladies Championship, so she would be red hot. It was only rain that stopped them from pegging out. The final score was 25 – 6.

The Bribie Bray team consisting of Jenny Walker, Joy Rule and Margaret Craigie visited on Saturday for the first match of the 2024 season. Carole Atkinson, Dave Kerr and Wallace played for The Range. Wallace played well in his singles game against Carole to score 12 hoops against her 19. Carole was unfortunate to miss a couple of early hoops against Joy. The loss of confidence followed her throughout the game causing errors which she would not normally make. She lost 5 – 16. Dave and Wallace had a surprisingly good result against Jenny and Marg, losing 6 – 10 unluckily when, with hoops ahead they missed a difficult opportunity to make up three down. This was Dave’s first representative game and both he and Wallace did well to get within striking distance of the victory. Bribie won the match 3 games to nil. Well done all players. The attached photo shows Wallace

Witta Tennis

Contributed by Pauline Fraley

signing off on the Bray result under cover of his new hat.

No play on Sunday, too wet.

Play days:

Association: Thursday and Sunday.

Please arrive at 2.00 pm for games to be arranged by 2.30 pm. Contact Sarah Widin 0417640704 for other days.

Ricochet: Tuesday. Please arrive at 8.45 a.m. for games to be arranged by 9.00 a.m.

Coaching: is available on Saturday mornings at 8am. Our web address is: https://rangecroquetatmaleny.org.au. For details contact Sarah Widin 0417640704 (President)

DURING the Easter school holiday we are holding a 2 day Tennis Clinic for kids. Kid’s Tennis Clinic with Katya, Tuesday 9

Morning tea provided. This clinic is for all ages. Tennis coaching, drills, skills, and fun. Cost - $25 per day.

Enquiries: Maree Hooley: 0437 295 501 mareehooley@gmail.com

Beerwah Bridge Club

Contributed by Martine Goedhart

19/3 E/W

1. 61.43% Tom Major - Jillian Major

2. 56.43% Graham Nicholson - Dianne Cassells

3. 54.64% Di Viterale - Gordon Thurlow

4 49.64% Barbara Freeman - Neville Jordan

5. 41.07% David Hallam - Keren Frohloff

6. 36.79% Nell Howie - Bev Sockhill

19/3 N/S

1. 68.75% Kay Smith - Di Hume

2. 60.42% Jenny Donovan - Kathy Seib

3. 51.67% Marianne Idle - Gwyneth Drane

4. 49.58% Faye Rogers - Jennifer Hobson

5. 45.42% Libby Latimer - Jan Humphreys

Maleny Bowls Club

Contributed by Brett Gillis

ON Tuesday 19th March we launched our 2024 Jackpot Pairs competition that drew a terrific crowd of 16 bowlers. This popular format that used to be held regularly in the past is club selected teams who are all eligible for entry into the lucky Jackpot draw. This week the Jackpot prize of $82 with -8 being the margin was not won.

On Tuesday 2nd April the Jackpot Pairs prize will be over $100 which will likely attract a record crowd. Jackpot Pairs is open to members and visitors with 8:30am for 9:00am start. Game consists of 2 rounds of 10 ends of play with a break for morning tea. Green Fees are $12 with $2 from each player being added to the cash Jackpot prize.

We welcome bowlers from other clubs as well as new bowlers who can enjoy a game of friendly competition and maybe walk away with

6. 38.33% Karen Wilson - Gabi Rosenberger

7. 35.83% Jackie Collinson - Bill Chessellls

22/3 E/W

1. 64.60% Judith Boyd - Ann Slade

2. 54.13% Martine Goedhart - David Hine

3. 54.00% Di Viterale - Gordon Thurlow

4. 52.73% David Hallam - Barbara Freeman

5. 41.33% Graham Nicholson - Joanne John

6. 33.20% Bev Fawcett - Jan Humphreys


1. 65.20% Jillian Major - Tom Major

2. 55.13% Jenny Donovan - Kathy Seib

3. 51.60% Kay Smith - Di Hume

4. 45.00% Faye Rogers - Jennifer Hobson

5. 42.73% Jackie Collinson - Trish Watts

6. 40.33% Marianne Idle - Bill Chessellls

the cash. Congratulations to our Club Championship Mixed Pairs winners Basil Kapoulitsa and Wendy Bulger.

Our remaining match being the Men’s Pairs Final has been postponed until the rains clear.

The rains have also made us have to cancel our Monthly Pairs competition that was to be played on 25th March 2024.

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Tuesday Jackpot Pairs bowlers enjoying a fabulous game at Maleny Bowls Club.

Ninja is ready for Worlds

Beerwah prodigy excels

11-YEAR-old Ninja Warrior star, Mason Dempsey, is heading to Los Angeles from July 19 to August 5, to compete in the Ninja World Titles.

Mason is currently ranked in the top three U11 ninjas in Australia, and will be his first world titles for the sport.

People as young as fiveyears-old and as old as they’d like can compete in this exhilarating sport.

The Beerwah High student has been doing the sport for three years, and has found a great joy out of this unique yet growing sport.

“I first started doing ninja warrior after I went to a birthday party, I was invited to a ninja warrior place and then I fell in love with the sport,” he said.

“What I love the most about the sport is doing the laches.”

Mason said his favourite courses are Laches, rings, and rope traverses, and Beerwah High Head of Department for Sport, Steve

“We are thinking of getting a grant to put in a playground with a ninja warrior obstacle course, in the junior area of the school,” Steve said.

The Ninja Warrior hopeful is excited to travel overseas for the championships, and detailed his achievements in the sport so far.

“I’m a national title holder for my age group in Australia, I had to compete in a lot of national and state level competitions to qualify to go there,” Mason said.

“I’m really excited to see America, we are going to Disneyland while we are there.”

Mason has also made many connections in the sport, including some of his family.

“My little brother has also qualified for the world championships, he is eight years old,” he said.

“I’ve met a lot of friends through ninja warrior, I have friends from all over Queensland who do the sport.”

Mason plans to do ninja warrior professionally once he graduates.

Deadly Dana’s dazzling performance for IBO belt

DANA ‘Deadly’ Coolwell is one step closer to his world title goal, after winning the IBO Intercontinental World Featherweight Title on Saturday (March 23).

The Beerwah-based boxer dominated his 10 round bout against Fernando Tagpuno Jr. at the Caloundra RSL, helped by a huge hometown fan base.

This fight was also the main event for Dana’s coach and Hinterland Boxing Club owner, Steve Pitt’s first fight night promotion, under P4P Promotions.

respect for his opponent, who had a record of seven wins by KO and two losses.

“He fought how I thought he would,” Dana said.

“Tough as nails and a pressure fighter.

“But I used my reach. IQ and footwork to outbox him and outwork him.”

This fight was a stepping stone for Dana to end the year with a world title under his belt.

fans and Hinterland Boxing Club supporters, many of which were wearing Dana Coolwell fight shirts.

“It always feels great to fight in front of a home crowd, especially when it turns out like that,” Coolwell said.

“It makes me rise to the occasion and perform at my best.”

Beerwah Masters are back!

BEERWAH Masters Swim Team is back for the 2024 swim meets season, kicking it off at the River City Masters Swimming Club.

Swimmers Kylie, Lene and Louise competed at the meet on March 23 where all three competitors made at least one PB time each.

Lene, who hasn’t been in the pool for nine moths due to injury, has dived back into the sport, getting first in the 100m and 50m freestyle, plus a PB for the 100m freestyle. Louise got PBs in the 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke (and placed second) and came third in the 100m Individual Medley.

Kylie got a six second PB in the 100m Individual Medley and placed third in the 50m freestyle.

Beerwah Masters swimmer, Kylie Therese, added they raced against a masters world record holder, Gillian O’Mara, for fin swimming in the 50m freestyle fins event. Gillian won, Lene placed second and she came third.

Beerwah choked by Snakes

THE Beerwah Bulldogs

Open Women played its first game of the season, and suffered a huge loss against the Caboolture Snakes 84-6 on March 23.

Caboolture started the game off strong, scoring a try in the first two minutes and then seven more tries in the first half.

As for the success of the P4P Promotions’ first fight night, the crowd was full of enthusiatic boxing fans, with a great atmosphere and enthusiastic supporters.


“It was a big win for my career, placing me into the world rankings with the IBO and next in line for the IBO Featherweight World Title if I decide to go that route,” he said.

Snakes’ player Latisha Hoek got a whopping four tries in the second half, and the team got another three tries after half time.

Dana said he was confident heading into the fight, and was ecstatic to secure the title.

“I’m feeling great,” he said after the fight.

“Knowing all the hard work I put into my training camp paid off, and I’m now excited for what’s to come next.”

Dana said he went into the fight with complete

“Some big fights can be made now, whether it is for the IBO Featherweight World Title or possibly a big international fight. Likely in the US.”

There was a number of amateur fights and three professional bouts before Dana’s fight.

However, easily half of the room was full of Dana

“Steve put on a great show, everyone in the crowd was loud and enjoyed the fights, starting from the amateur bouts all the way to my fight,” he said.

“I am really grateful to have him in my corner to help guide my career and we’re both pumped and excited for what’s next.”

Congratulations Dana! kirra@gcnews.com.au

The Doggies were struggling to find the try line, until the 53rd minute when winger Sophie Zipf scored. This was the only try for the Beerwah side, she converted her own try, which Caboolture player Hoek converted all 12 tries for the Snakes.

In the team’s first match on March 16, the Beerwah Bulldogs Open Women had to forfeit its game against the Noosa Pirates due to player shortages.

Beerwah will play Caloundra on April 6.


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Jobs for the yard in April

weeds and the remains of summer vegetables that have finished to start a compost heap.

• Plant new pawpaw trees, apply some boron to existing plants at a rate of 20 grams per tree and spray them with a copper spray if black spot is seen.

• Carefully cut off side shoots of bromeliads to create new plants. Plant these in the garden or in pots using a well-drained potting mix.

• Most vegetables can go in now - especially the brassica family (Asian greens, broccoli, kale and collards, mustard, cabbage)

• Lightly trim back lavender and rosemary, and other perennials that have finished flowering should be cut back hard.

• As the sun gets lower, move indoor plants further away from windows and glass doors to prevent them from burning.

• Remove runners forming on young strawberry plants, this will keep them tight and conserve their energy.

• Prune the passionfruit vines, cut the laterals back to two buds – that’s all you’ll need for the next growth spurt.


Plant beetroot, broccoli, radish, cabbage, leafy lettuce, carrot, celery, cauliflower, Asian greens, garlic, leeks, spring onion, potatoes, sweet potato, turnip, kohl rabi, capsicum, chilli, silver beet, beans and tomato.

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With investors returning to the market this year, I have two crucial tips to buy well.

of your purchase.

The golden rule with property investment is you must buy with a medium to longand 10 years or more is even better.

If you’re doing that, you don’t need to bother trying to time the market cycle. Australian property is going nowhere but up. If you invest in areas with a wrong. But you have to be able to hold it for the long term. Stamp duty and two of growth. Don’t think of property

like shares, this is not a three-year horizon.

Currently, I think it’s a great time to buy, but arguably it always is if you’re buying the right type of property, in the right location, for the long term.

I think most investors have been waiting to see where interest rates stop, and now they’re coming back. There’s certainly good buying available at the lower price points because that end of the market has not done as well as the top end in recent years while rates have been rising.

fully up to date on new and upcoming legislation and best practices in the industry.

But don’t let a great property go for the sake of a few thousand dollars. Some investors now are even using buyer’s agents, either for the whole process or just the negotiation part. I think that can make a lot of sense, having an expert help you select and negotiate the right property.

Always remember that everything sounds expensive when you buy it, but when you look back in 10 years, you’ll be pleased with your decision. So, always keep that long-term perspective in mind when negotiating.

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Some of those we have donated to already in 2024 include:

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